SCMLA Renaissance Drama *EXTENDED DEADLINE* (4/15/22; 10/13-15/22)

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association


We are currently accepting proposal submissions for the Renaissance Drama panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October, 13-15, 2022, in Memphis, TN. Mirroring last year's structure, this year's meeting of the SCMLA will also be hybrid. Therefore, panelists and audience members will have the option to particpate in-person and virtually.

The topic for this panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to any aspect of Renaissance Drama, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, "Movement": "More than just a tidal description, this theme represents the kinetic and generative tension between opposing forces, ideologies, perspectives, and beliefs that sparks creative production, movement and counter-movement.  As a competing idea or movement in music, literature, the arts, and political ideologies gains ascendancy, its dominant competitor must cede its place.  Waterways and rivers can lead to discovery and expansion but they can also divide and destroy. The SCMLA invites members to examine these dynamic currents that have and do create various ebbs and flows in literary and cultural production."

We wish especially to encourage MA and PhD students as well as early career scholars to submit to this panel.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Dr. Jessica C. Murphy (UT Dallas) & Dr. John W. Ellis-Etchison (Independent Scholar) ( by April 15, 2022 (formerly March 31, 2022). 

Further details about the SCMLA and this panel may be be found at