SSML sponsors sessions at the annual Midwest Modern Language Association and Modern Language Association conferences. Participation on SSML-sponsored panels is open to current SSML members with fully paid dues. To become a member, click here.

M/MLA November 15-18, 2018, Kansas City, MO

Theme: Consuming Cultures
SSML’s session will be titled “Midwestern Writers: Cultural Engagement or Appropriation?”  Anthony Doerr, born in 1973, a contemporary (Christian) writer from Cleveland, Ohio, writes a lyrical and haunting Pulitzer Prize winning novel about World War II. What other Midwest writers write what they don’t know?  Is this engagement or appropriation?

Deadline:  Please send 250-word abstract and c.v. to Marilyn Judith Atlas by May 25, 2018.

MLA January 3-6, 2019, Chicago, IL

Theme: Textual Transactions: (Dis)location and Ethnicity in Midwestern Literature
SSML’s session
 will be titled “How do Midwest writers ignore, critique, deconstruct, and/or parody the Midwest in order to recreate it (or the world)?” 


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