Literature and Psychology (SCMLA, Oct. 5-8, 2017)

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association (Oct. 5-8, 2017)

500-word abstracts for conference presentations on the topic of Literature and Psychology are sought for South Central Modern Language Association’s 2017 conference in Tulsa, OK (Oct. 5-8, 2017). 

Possible topics include:

Reading and empathy

Reading, writing, and brain research

Narratives of psychosocial development


Text and reader

Emotion and affect





Please send your 500-word abstract, contact information (name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number), and brief bio (2-5 sentences) to

James Kelley ( 

The SCMLA conference does not permit multiple abstract submissions, but chairs usually respond quickly, and the conference organizers will work to find room for good papers that aren’t accepted for a specific panel. Conference and hotel information can be found here: