SCMLA General Linguistics VI Permanent Section

deadline for submissions: 
May 28, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
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SCMLA 77th ANNUAL CONFERENCE October 8-10, 2020

Whitehall Hotel • 1700 Smith St.  • Houston, TX 77002

Conference Theme: “Politics of Protest”


"Political protest has long been central to literary and cinematic histories from ideological and artistic manifestos to political pamphlets to satirical novels and realist cinema. They remain powerful vehicles for stimulating public debate, issuing calls to action, speaking truth to power, and heightening awareness of social ills.  Despite censorship, marketplace economics, and national politics, literature, film, and numerous other modes of cultural / aesthetic production continue to play an important role not only as agents of social critique but also as agents of social change. This year we invite participants to reflect on the crucial intellectual, social, and pedagogical role of arts and letters as battlegrounds of ideas and catalysts of revolution."​

We invite contributions relating to all aspects of linguistic research, application, or methods with special attention to sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and philosophy of language.

If you are interested in presenting a paper in a session, email an abstract and a brief CV to the panel chair, Dominique Vargas at

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