Muslims in America (extended deadline for panel)

deadline for submissions: 
July 30, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Mahwash Shoaib / SAMLA

  Panel at the South Atlantic Modern Languages Association / SAMLA 92 Conference

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, filmmakers, and visual artists.

Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces. With the theme of SAMLA 92—Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts—panelists are asked to consider how these writers and artists employ different media in their articulation of assimilation, alterity, dissent, and transgression as Muslim Americans in high or low art forms. 

Please submit a 300-word abstract, with a short biography and A/V requirements, to Mahwash Shoaib ( by July 30.

Please also note that the SAMLA 92 conference will now be a virtual event.