The ConnectMidwest blog has a list of Midwest Chapter members presenting at MLA in Boston. Very busy group of people, scroll through it and see what your colleagues are doing or have done.
The Midwest Chapter is also looking for a blogger or two who would like to post about the conference for the MidwestConnect blog so non attendees can keep up. If you are interested send Elizabeth Moreton a email. emoreto[at sign] siue [that dot thing] edu.