Become a Member

You must be a member of the Society in order to propose papers or readings to be presented at the annual Symposium, or to be part of the SSML-sponsored panels at the annual M/MLA and MLA conferences. Membership includes subscriptions to the Society’s two periodicals, MidAmerica and Midwestern Miscellany.

Member Dues – regular – $50
Member Dues – student – $25
Member Dues – patron – $100
Member Dues – life – $2,000

Membership is due on July 1 of every year, beginning with 2018. If you attended the 2018 Symposium, then you are paid up, and should have received a receipt either with your payment or at registration. You can pay the member dues in one of the following two ways:

Use PayPal

You can pay by credit card or direct withdrawal from you bank if you have a PayPal account. Some people have a user name for PayPal that is not the same as their given name. Please be sure to enter your actual name and address when you make your payment using PayPal so that we have it for our records. In addition, for now, please ALSO DOWNLOAD THIS FORM and mail it to Sara Kosiba at the address listed on the form.


The membership form is available to download and print here. Mail the completed form along with payment. Pay this way if you need to use check or money order.

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