The South Central Modern Language Association
Today, the association, housed at the University of Oklahoma, boasts a membership of over 1700 with an annual convention program of more than 400 papers presented in 112 Regular, Special, and Allied sessions. It is one of the six regional Modern Language Associations in the United States and is affiliated with the Modern Language Association of America, headquartered in New York. Primarily, the SCMLA represents professors at universities and colleges in the south central region of the United States, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas and the western portion of Tennessee. Members teach in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Comparative Literature. In recent years SCMLA has increasingly attracted members from all areas of the U.S.