50th Anniversary Symposium, May 2020--Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

deadline for submissions: 
January 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
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Join us in Chicago in May 14-16, 2020, as we celebrate 50 years of The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature SSML.  Founded in 1971, the vision of the society was to "encourage and assist the study of Midwestern literature in whatever directions the insight, imagination, and curiosity of its members may lead."  We are honored to be celebrating 50 years of that curiosity and insight by holding our 50th anniversary sympsisum at the prestigious Newberry Library.

We welcome proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables on scholarly discussions of Midwestern work or of creative work (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) with a Midwestern emphasis.  For more information about submitting a proposal, student scholarships, or the conference in general, please visit our website: http://www.ssml.org/symposium/