Native American Literature Permanent Section

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Going Public: What the Literature Classroom Owes

 The Midwest MLA Permanent Section on Native American Literature seeks proposals for the 2023 MMLA conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, to be held November 2-5, 2023. Papers should address the conference theme of “What the MMLA Owes Democracy,” with a focus on Native American literatures in the classroom. Papers may explore what the study of Native American literature owes to students, to authors, to texts, and/or to indigenous cultures and rights. Papers addressing socially-relevant pedagogical approaches to contemporary Native American texts are encouraged. Topics may include complexities of teaching Native American literatures to students in general education and survey courses.

Please send an abstract of 200-300 words by May 31, 2023 to Kate Beutel, at