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 5-8, 2020, Milwaukee

M/MLA conference theme:  Cultures of Collectivity
SSML session title:  Ambivalence, Persistence, and the Role of Community in Midwestern Literature

Do Midwestern writers explore community in their art more or less than their Southern, New England, and/ or Western counterparts? Do they do so differently?  What do the writings of ethnic and/or transnational Midwestern writers add to the conversation about “Cultures of Collectivity” and how they do or do not work in the Midwest?

To propose a paper, please send 250-word abstract and short CV to Dr. Marilyn Judith Atlas, Ohio University by April 15, 2020.

MLA  January 7-10, 2021, Toronto

Session theme: Persistence, and/or Ambivalence in Midwestern Literature

What do Midwestern ethnic and transnational writers have to tell us about the new spaces they call home? Is there a relationship between place, persistence, and ambivalence in Midwestern literature?

To submit proposals, send a 250-word abstract and short CV to Dr. Marilyn Judith Atlas, Ohio University. Deadline:  March 15, 2020.

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