Gender and Race in Twentieth-Century Literature (regular session)

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA (South Central Modern Language Association)
contact email: 

Gender and Race in Twentieth-Century Literature (regular session), SCMLA, Little Rock, Arkansas (24-26 October 2019)—submit abstracts by March 31


South Central Modern Language Association

76th Annual Conference

Little Rock Marriott

October 24-26, 2019



This session welcomes abstracts on any topic related to gender and race in literature—including practical, theoretical, cultural and pedagogical approaches as well as literary analysis. We are open to international and multi-lingual literatures or issues of translation, although presentations should be delivered in English.


Topics are not required to address the conference theme, but we are especially interested in abstracts related to the 2019 conference theme, “Pathways: Past, Present and Future” (see more below).


Please submit abstracts (including paper title, contact information, and university affiliation) by March 31, 2019 to the Session Chair: Rita D. Costello at <>.


Membership in SCMLA is required upon acceptance. SCMLA offers a sliding scale for membership (more information is available at Graduate student submissions are welcome.



Conference Theme: “Pathways: Past, Present and Future”

The theme takes its cue from Arkansas’s natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture. Drawing on the spirit of the Arkansas Traveler and paying homage to the Little Rock Nine, this theme encourages us to think about how persistence, bravery, and the pursuit of the unknown have helped to shape the past and our understandings of it; as well as how we in the humanities might need to draw on these qualities in the present in order to maintain hope in the future. We anticipate a wide range of exciting research connected to this topic to be presented at these meeting. As always, papers on other topics are also welcome.



Gender and Race in Twentieth-Century Literature (Regular Session)

Chair: Rita D. Costello, McNeese State University <>

Secretary: Silvia Morin, University of Tennessee at Martin <>