31st annual Midwestern Conference of Literature, Language, and Media: "Ethnic Images: Between Art and Reality in the United States"

deadline for submissions: 
February 28, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Northern Illinois University
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Conference Date/Location: March 25 - 26, 2023; DeKalb, IL

Deadline for Proposals: February 28, 2023

*Registration is now Open! https://mcllm7.wixsite.com/mcllm/registration-travel-planning

The 31st annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, is currently accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations from individuals and panels.

This year’s conference theme, “Ethnic Images: between art and reality in the United States”, encourages papers, presentations, and original creative works that explore topics concerned with the intersecting identities of ethnic populations in the U.S., their representation and/or their involvement in literature, media, art, games, technology, politics, etc.

The Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media is delighted to invite you to submit your proposal for Ethnic Images: Between Art and Reality. Topics include, but not limited to:

  • Mergence and Emergence

  • Transcultural Vs. Cross-Cultural

  • Legacy and Heritage

  • Language Omission

  • Reclamation and Resilience

  • Diverse Representation in Academia

  • Diversifying Curriculum

  • Racial Politics

  • Ethnic Inclusion in Popular Culture             

  • Biased Technology

  • Ethnic Characters in Video Games

  • Religions and Spiritualities

  • Oral Cultures

  • Ethnic Cuisines

  • Recognition

  • Acknowledgment of Individualit

It will be assumed that creative works represent a culmination of research in a given area, presenters may wish to include critical context for their work and take part in the associated Q & A sessions.

Outstanding papers and presentations will receive a special recognition!

If you are interested in presenting, submit a 200 – 500 word proposal by January 20, 2023

Proposals can be submitted on our website: https://mcllm7.wixsite.com/mcllm/call-for-papers