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Literary Monsters

deadline for submissions:
May 20, 2019

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 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 May 20, 2019 to Dr. Lisa Bro at

SAMLA will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta, Georgia this year from November 8-10. Those accepted must be members of SAMLA to present.