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 9-12, 2017, Cincinnati, OH
Art and Activism
SSML’s session will be titled “Creative Defiance and Midwestern Literature”: How does protest literature – in its many forms – manifest itself in Midwestern literature? The deadline for proposals was May 15, 2017.
MLA January 4-7, 2018, New York, NY
States of Insecurity: “The Theme and Form of Failure in Midwestern Literature”
“’I Must Vote for Failure’: John William’s Stoner and Regional Neglect,” Michael Maguire, The Pennsylvania State University
“’You Get Home and Aren’t Really Home’: The Enfolding Midwest of David Means’s Hystopia,” Aaron Babcock, Ohio University
“Imagining Walter Cronkite Imagining Himself as a Bird Flying Above the Chicago Riots: The Complex Midwest in Nathan Hill’s Absurdist Novel The Nix,” Marilyn Judith Atlas, Ohio University