Deadline Extended! Papers on Tim O'Brien
Call for Papers
Papers and Presentations on Mark Twain Award Winner Tim O’Brien
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Annual Symposium
May 17-19, 2018
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing, Michigan
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Mark Twain Award for Distinguished Contributions to Midwestern Literature will be presented to author Tim O’Brien. We will be dedicating a panel or panels to O’Brien’s work at our 2018 symposium and are interested in soliciting paper presentations dedicated to any and all aspects of O’Brien’s work. We would particularly be interested in presentations that focus on Midwestern aspects of his writing, the relationship of Minnesota to his work, or on O’Brien in contrast with other Midwestern writers. Interdisciplinary proposals, such as those that explore O’Brien’s work through the lens of history, psychology, sociology, etc., would also be welcome.
Please submit a 250 word proposal and brief bio to Professor Sara Kosiba (email@example.com) no later than December 29, 2017. All presenters must be members of SSML by the time of the symposium in order to be eligible to present. For more information about the symposium or about SSML, check out our website: www.ssml.org