The South and Science Fiction

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
contact email: 

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. We welcome presentations that offer to 'expand' the canon of southern literature and science fiction itself, especially papers that focus on works by BIPOC writers or works not 'typically' understood as 'southern' or 'science fiction.' Please, submit abstracts of 200-500 words to Cameron Lee Winter (he, him, his) at, a short biography that includes preferred pronouns, educational background, relevant awards or publications, and current research interests, and any A/V requirements. The deadline for these submissions is Monday, May 31, 2021.