Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Initial CFP for the MMLA in Cincinnati in November

"We fully intend to build on [the success of the 2011 conference] as we prepare for this year’s meeting, which will be held 8-11 November 2012 in Cincinnati, at the beautiful Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza hotel. Registration opens March 5, 2012.

The informal theme for the 2012 meeting, chosen by 2012 MMLA president Craig Dionne of Eastern Michigan University, will be:


possible sub-themes include:

indebtedness and influence
borrowers and lenders
bonds and contracts
economies of lack
states of debt
oaths and promises
cultures of expenditure
Occupy literature
trans-cultural capital
symbolic economies
ecological materialism
rethinking civic missions/practices
literature of demand
emotional obligation
debts of affect
student loans

Prof. Dionne has chosen an exceptionally timely and important theme, one which should inspire lively discussion. We are now accepting special session proposals. The deadline for Special Session proposals is March 9, 2012. To submit a proposal, please complete the Special Session Proposal form at: ( Watch the website ( for more details, and please do plan on joining us for what promises to be another stimulating and enjoyable conference.

With all best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year--"

David Posner, Executive Director
Loyola University Chicago

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