Irish Literature

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

“Pathways: Past, Present and Future” is this year's conference theme. Papers concerning Irish Literature's connection with the theme are encouraged, but not required! 


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.


Submit 300 word abstracts to Courtney Simpkins by email attachment (.pdf or .docx preferably) at or by March 30, 2019