English IV: 19th Century British Literature

deadline for submissions: 
March 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Courtney Simpkins/South Central MLA
contact email: 

The 76th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas from October 24-26 at the Little Rock Marriott, near the Clinton Library and the headquarters of Heifer International. It is the perfect city for this year’s 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. Please join us for SCMLA's convention in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 24-26, at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel.


The Nineteenth Century lends itself well to the conference theme, “Pathways: Past, Present and Future.” Papers submitted with the theme in mind are encouraged, but not required! 


Please submit 300 words abstracts to Courtney Simpkins at csimpkins5@radford.edu or csimpkins9@outlook.com by March 30, 2019.