Short Story (SCMLA hybrid conference session); proposals deadline EXTENDED 30 April 22

deadline for submissions: 
April 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA- South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting
contact email: 

We seek paper abstracts for a panel on the short story (and other forms of short narrative broadly conceived). This panel will be conducted at SCMLA’s 79th Annual Hybrid Conference, to be held in Memphis, Tennessee from October 13-15, 2022. The conference offers options for both In Person and Virtual attendance to suit presenters’ needs.

Papers might cover any variety of topics, including studies of the traditional 'short story' literary genre as well as other types of short narrative — like short-program multimedia, short films, music videos, short-episode video games, social media micro-literature, and anything else that pushes at the boundaries of literature studies.

If you are interested, please submit a paper title and abstract of approximately 400 words to

Jennessa Hester (

and Scott L. Baugh (

by (extended deadline) 30 April 2022.


conference on-site location: Sheraton Downtown Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee

conference days: October 13-15, 2022 



Contacts: Jennessa Hester, Short Story panel chair,


Scott L. Baugh, secretary,