Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC)

Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC)


Furman is excited to host the 70th Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference in 2020!

Established in 1951 as the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC), the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Association (MIFLA) is an organization of teachers, scholars, and graduate students dedicated to the advancement of literary, linguistic, and pedagogical scholarship in foreign languages. It provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and advance the cause of teaching and research in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Today, the annual MIFLC draws approximately 200-250 academic professionals from the United States and abroad for a three-day program in October featuring nearly 70 sessions as well as other events, including workshops, plenary sessions, social gatherings, a banquet and book displays.

Call for Papers

Submission deadline March 20, 2020.


The Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference invites you to attend its 70th annual meeting at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina during October 8 - 10, 2020. Submissions of abstracts are welcome in the following languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish.

We are especially interested in papers dealing with the following fields of study, topics, approaches, and issues in the profession:

  • Asian Studies
  • Classics
  • Digital Humanities
  • Eco-Criticism
  • English as a Second Language
  • Film Studies
  • Francophone Studies
  • Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
  • Italian Literature & Culture
  • Jewish Studies
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Luso-Brazilian Studies
  • Pedagogy
  • Service Learning
  • Slavic Studies
  • Study Abroad
  • Translation & Interpretation
If you are interested in presenting an original paper or proposing an organized panel, please submit a 250-word abstract with keywords through the online form. Presentations may be in the language with which the presenter feels most comfortable; however, they are limited to no more than 20 minutes. Papers of authors in absentia will not be read.

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