Literary Monsters - SAMLA - November 4-6, 2021

deadline for submissions: 
May 21, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Crystal O'Leary Davidson / Middle Georgia State University

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.


Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 21, 2021 to Crystal O’Leary Davidsion, Middle Georgia State University, at

SAMLA’s 93 annual conference, Social Networks, Social Distancing, will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia this year from November 4-6.  Those accepted must be members of SAMLA to present.