SAMLA African American Literature Panel

deadline for submissions: 
June 25, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference 




This traditional session welcomes submission on any aspect of African American Literature that attends to how black writers of the 20th Century use literature to bring out discussion on climate injustice. With the conference theme of "change," readers of African American 20th Century Literature often miss the criticism of climatic injustice that is present in much literary work of the 20th Century. From Zora Hurston, to Richard Wright, to Jean Toomer, etc., there are many instances of a critique of climatic injustices that are often either misread or simply glossed over. This panel aims to reconsider 20th Century black writers as the leaders figures in both ecocriticism and ecofeminism. Please submit an abstract of 250 words, a brief bio, and a CV to Isaih Dale, at