The South and Science Fiction (SAMLA)

deadline for submissions: 
May 1, 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 the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South is a central locale or focus of the work. Please, submit abstracts of 200-500 words to Cameron Lee Winter (he, him, his) at, a short biography that includes preferred pronouns, educational background, relevant awards or publications, and current research interests, and any A/V requirements. The deadline for these submissions is Friday, April 24, 2020.