Welcome . . .
SSML encourages the study of Midwestern literature and culture in whatever directions the insight, imagination and curiosity of its members may lead.
Long-time member and past president of SSML Peggy Rozga has been named Poet Laureate of Wisconsin for a two-year term, through 2020. Read more about it here.
2019 Anderson Award . . .
. . . The David D. Anderson Award for Outstanding Essay in Midwestern Literary Studies will be presented for the first time at the May 2019 SSML Symposium. Read more about the award here. Shortlist for this year’s award competition has been posted here.
Sad news . . .
Our dear friend and long-time member Marc Van Wormer passed away on August 15, 2018, in Lansing, MI. A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday September 1, 2018, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. Read more . . .
We mourn the passing of another long-time member, contributor to DML I, scholar, and encourager of Society participants. Paul Miller, who had been on the faculty of the English Department at Wittenberg University, died on November 27, 2018, in Springfield, OH.
Winners of the 2018 writing prizes . . .
. . . are announced here.
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The Latest . . .
This spring in East Lansing, at the 2019 Symposium, SSML will present the Mark Twain award for distinguished contributions to Midwestern literature to Bonnie Jo Campbell. Read a recent interview here and a review here. The MidAmerica award for outstanding contribution to scholarship in Midwestern studies will be presented to Dr. Christian Knoeller, of Purdue University. Find his most recent scholarship here.