Literary Monsters

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Speculative Fiction Association
contact email: 

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.


Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 31, 2022 to Tracie Provost, Middle Georgia State University, at

SAMLA’s 94th annual conference, Change, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, FL this year from November 11-13.  Those accepted must be members of SAMLA to present.