Southern Literature and Scandal (SAMLA) [deadline extended]

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 

[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to the SAMLA 92 conference theme: “Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.” The works explored may be from any ‘literary’ medium including poetry, prose, film, or video games, and explore concepts of scandal, rebellion, resistance, creation, liminality, or precarity relative to the South[s]. We especially welcome papers that focus on the intersections of the South and lines of identity including race, ethnicity, gender, and class. If you have any questions, please contact either Shari Arnold ( or Cameron Lee Winter ( Please, submit abstracts, biographies, and A/V requirements via the following link by May 15, 2020: