SAMLA 2023: Grumpy Women in Fiction

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Monica Miller
contact email: 

For South Atlantic Modern Language Association, November 9-11, 2023
Atlanta, GA

Much of the appeal of some of our best-loved literature is their depiction of grumpy women: Jane Eyre. Elizabeth Bennett. Joy-Hulga Hopewell in “Good Country People.” For this special session, we invite proposals for traditional conference papers on the broad topic of the depiction of “grumpy women” in fiction. Presenters may choose to reflect on the concept of grumpiness through a variety of theoretical frameworks, such as affect theory or Sara Ahmed’s Feminist Killjoys framework, though all papers should have some connection to a literary work or works. Please send abstracts of 200-250 words, along with AV requirements, scheduling requests, and brief bios, to Monica Carol Miller at Middle Georgia State University at by June 1, 2023.