The South and Science Fiction

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2022
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 94th Annual Conference from November 11-13, 2022 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, especially afrofuturism, post-apocalyptic, or alternate history, and may focus on any medium including video games, novels, movies, television, comics, etc. as long as the South or “Southern-ness” is a concern within the chosen text. We welcome presentations that offer to 'expand' the canon of southern literature and science fiction itself, especially papers that focus on works by BIPOC, AAPI, or LGBTQ+ writers. Please direct any questions to Please, submit 200-500 word abstracts, biographies, and A/V requirements via the following link by Wednesday, June 1, 2022: