English IV: 19th Century British Literature Panel

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Courtney Simpkins / South Central MLA 2018
contact email: 

The 75th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas from October 11-14 at the historic Menger Hotel on the River Walk, right next door to the Alamo. San Antonio is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Crossroads of Cultures.” Through the art, architecture and design of the city, it is evident that there were, and are, different cultures crossing paths and influencing each other, now and over the past several centuries. San Antonio is a cultural kaleidoscope that began with the native indigenous peoples who made their home here. The arrival of the Spanish people and, later, the Anglos, resulted in a new culture that permeates almost every place in the United States: the Hispanic American culture. Literature, Linguistics, Cultural Studies and other forms of art bear witness to this mixing and coexisting of many different cultures. 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. Please join us for SCMLA's convention in San Antonio, Texas on October 11-14, at the historic Menger Hotel.


Nineteenth-Century British Literature lends itself well to the theme of “Crossroads of Cultures”, including science, religion, class, race, and gender. Papers on this topic are encouraged but not required.  


Please send a 300 word abstract and brief CV to Courtney Simpkins (csimpkins5@radford.edu) by March 31, 2018.