The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML) will hold its 48th Annual Symposium at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University from May 17-19, 2018. We welcome proposals for individual papers, panels, or roundtables on Midwestern literature and readings of original creative work (poetry, short plays, fiction, nonfiction, etc.) with a Midwestern emphasis. Presentations at the symposium are eligible for SSML prize competitions, and students can apply for scholarships to help offset travel and attendance costs. All participants must be members of SSML
The latest episode of Heartland History is ready for your listening pleasure. This episode features an interview with Matt Pehl, Assistant Professor of History at Augustana University. Matt discusses his latest book,The Making of Working-Class Religion, which examines the influence, or lack thereof, of the Catholic and Protestant churches on labor unions in Detroit, Michigan during 920s-30s. https://soundcloud.com/user-223689921/matt-pehl
Scholars, commentators, and political analysts are asked to submit proposals of 500 words or less outlining a proposed chapter for a volume on the history of Midwestern politics since 1945.