Welcome to Rocky Top!

TorchbearerFourteen years since it last hosted MIFLC, the UT Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures looks forward to hosting the region’s premier foreign language conference once again in Knoxville, Tennessee on October 4 - 6, 2018. Participants will see the exciting transformations that are taking place in Tennessee’s flagship university and in the surrounding area. Knoxville is easily accessible by many MIFLC members and October is a perfect time to visit. Participants will enjoy the fall colors, the university’s welcoming culture, the vibrant downtown atmosphere, and the lively intellectual exchanges we all associate with MIFLC.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Best wishes on behalf of the organizing committee,

Rudyard Alcocer
President, MIFLC 2018

Note: This conference is accessible and accommodations may be requested by contacting miflc@utk.edu

Important Dates

  • Oct 8, 2017: Call for Papers opens
  • March 30, 2018: Call for Papers closes
  • May 2018: Notifications sent, Registration opens
  • July 31, 2018: Early registration closes
  • Sept 4, 2018: Hotel reduced rate ends
  • Sept 15, 2018: Registration deadline

Keynote Speaker

Antonio D. Tillis

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and M. D. Anderson Professor in Hispanic Studies
University of Houston

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