CFP: Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (12/1/06; 5/10/07-5/12/07)

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Laura Julier
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS for Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars,
Poets, Writers, and Filmmakers. The 37th Annual Symposium of the
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature will be held at
Michigan State University May 10-12, 2007.

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature is devoted to the
study and production of Midwestern literature in whatever directions
the insight, imagination, and curiosity of its members may lead.
Proposals of criticism, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, films
on Midwestern literature for individual papers, panels, roundtables,
and reading of creative work-and screening of films with Midwestern
subject matter. Filmmakers are encouraged to propose the screening
of films with Midwestern subject matter.

Please include the following information in the proposal:

The title of the proposed paper or reading; your name; university or
other affiliation; mailing address and e-mail address; audio-visual
needs; and times during the conference that it would be impossible
for you to present. If a student, please let us know if you would
like to be considered for a scholarship. If you are a new
participant, please provide an abstract, or if you are proposing to
read creative work, please submit a short sample of recent work.

All presenters must be members (or must become members) of the
Society. The Society offers prizes of $250.00 for the best creative
work and literary criticism read at the conference. Writing presented
at the conference is eligible for inclusion in MidAmerica or Midwest
Misceollany. Scholarships to fund conference attendance are available
to graduate and undergraduate students; there is a prize for student

The submission deadline is December 1, 2006.

Please submit proposals (and queries) to the program chair, Mary
Obuchowski at, or to SSML Program Committee,
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures, Michigan State
University, E. Lansing, MI 48824.

Further information about membership, conference registration, travel
and lodging are available at

--Laura Julier, Assoc. Prof.Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures235 Bessey HallMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI 48824-1033 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Mon Jun 26 2006 - 19:17:27 EDT