SCMLA 2020 Native American Literature CFP

deadline for submissions: 
March 23, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 

South Central Modern Language Association 

2020 SCMLA Conference 

Houston, Texas (October 8-10, 2020)


Native American Literature Panel

Special Topic: Indigenous Presents 


We are now accepting submissions for the Native American Literature Panel at SCMLA 2020, to be held in Houston, TX, from Oct. 8-10, 2020. 


The tendency to propagate Indigenous erasure within settler nations continues today both in and out of academia. As such, this panel hopes to actively push back against erasure by showcasing Native American literature of the present as well as how Native American literature throughout time engages with and influences the present. 


This CFP encourages a wide-range of papers that engage with a variety of literature types (graphic novels, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more). It welcomes developing projects and thesis/dissertation segments.


Please submit 250 word abstracts to Courtney Lynn Whited at by March 23, 2020. 

Remember: Double submissions are not allowed. Each member may submit a proposal to one academic session and one creative writing session. If a proposal deemed of high quality cannot be accommodated into the session it was submitted, the chair will forward it to the SCMLA office to find an alternate placement. Alternatively, the chair may contact other sessions that may be able to accomodate the abstract, after receiving consent of the submitter.