Speculative Fiction - SAMLA - November 4-6, 2021

deadline for submissions: 
May 21, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Mary Ann Gareis / Middle Georgia State College
contact email: 

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more. 


Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 21, 2021 to Mary Ann Gareis, Middle Georgia State University, at mary.gareis@mga.edu.

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.