Gothic Panel at SCMLA 2020

deadline for submissions: 
April 27, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
contact email: 

DatesOctober 8-10 2020

Place: Houston, TX


Call for Papers: Call for papers, poems, prose on all aspects of The Gothic, whether African, Asian, Audio, Australian, Black, British, Caribbean, Comic Book, Early Modern, European, Filmic, Indigenous, Indian, LGBT, Medieval, Modernist, North/South American, Pop Culture, PostColonial, Romanticist, Southern, Victorian, Video Game, Web, Women’s, or any other unlisted. This panel is broadly defined in order to bring together the best of Gothic scholars, with the understanding that the Gothic is a multi-definitional genre and part and parcel of many genres, tones, constructions, ideologies, and concerns. All abstracts of 200-300 words, with a paper limit of twenty minutes total, will be happily considered, with the understanding that every paper will work largely with a Gothic text or within a Gothic conceit. We are a great group of Gothicists trying to grow our number, so please apply!


Those interested in participating are asked to send an abstract of their paper in 200-300 words, including title to Sarah Gray at

Proposals will be received until April 27, 2020


Participants will take part in panel sessions and will be given 20 minutes to read their papers. 

All proposals, papers and questions are to be sent to: