WIF at the MMLA, Nov. 2-5, 2023

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Women in French
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Call for Papers for Women in French

2023 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention

Cincinnati, Ohio

November 2-5, 2023


I am pleased to announce the Call for Papers for WIF at the 2023 MMLA Convention (to be held in person November 2-5 in Cincinnati, OH). We welcome proposals that relate the study of French and Francophone women authors, the study of women’s place in French and Francophone cultures or literatures, and feminist literary criticism to this year’s theme: “Going Public: What the MMLA Owes Democracy.”

“Adhering to the MMLA’s mission of disseminating and advancing the creation and exchange of knowledge, discovery, and learning in modern languages and literatures, we encourage submissions that directly engage with our profession’s responsibility to combat mistruth and disinformation while supporting diverse interpretations of the shared truths that undergird functional democratic institutions.”

Please send a 250-word abstract in French or English along with your academic affiliation, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Jennifer Howell, Illinois State University, jthowel@ilstu.edu by April 15, 2023. Proposals for complete panels and/or roundtables are also welcome.

Notifications will be sent by May 31, 2023. All presenters must be current members of both the Midwest Modern Language Association and Women in French by August 1, 2023 to participate. Additional information can be found on the conference website:


Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati!