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)?”