Update: Literary Monsters - SAMLA - November 13-15, 2020

deadline for submissions: 
May 22, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Tracie Provost / Middle Georgia State University
contact email: 

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. 


In addition to regular panel submissions, themed roundtables of 3-4 participants also will be considered.


Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 22, 2020 toTracie Provost, Middle Georgia State University, at tracie.provost@mga.edu.


SAMLA will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront inJacksonville, FL this year from November 13-15.  Those accepted must be members of SAMLA to present.