Literary Monsters

deadline for submissions: 
June 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 

SAMLA’s 95th annual conference, (In)Security: The Future of Literature and Language Studies, will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia this year from November 9-11.  Those accepted must be members of SAMLA to present. You can find more information at:


Literary Monsters Panel

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 the literal 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 June 15, 2023 to Tracie Provost, Middle Georgia State University, at