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Defining Home: A Virtual Reading--PAMLA 2021 (November 11-14, Vegas)

updated: 
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 10:45am
Jenny Sadre-Orafai, Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

What does it mean to be in a state of exile (literally or metaphorically)? Must longing be part of exile or can exile exist without longing? This virtual panel will consist of creative writers who will read their work (creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry) and in which they explore what home can mean. Work may either be published or works-in-progress.

If interested, please submit the title of the essay, a brief abstract (approximately 50 words), and a longer proposal (approximately 500 words) by June 30, or when the session fills, whichever comes first to PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form at:

The South and Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 1:34pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 93rd Annual Conference from November 4-6, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, afrofuturism, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South, its history, culture, or locale intersects in some way.

Southern Networks, Southern Distance

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:45pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Playing on the SAMLA 93 conference theme of “Social Networks and Social Distance,” the Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to questions and issues of Southern networks and distance. A region often rendered into a single, monolithic entity, the South as articulated in various literatures rests at intersections of global politics, culture, economy, and history, which are often overlooked in traditional Southern studies.