Author Topic: Conference: Speculative Fiction at SAMLA conf - Deadline: 2019-05-20  (Read 308 times)


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Speculative Fiction – SAMLA – November 8-10, 2019

deadline for submissions: May 20, 2019
full name / name of organization: Lisa Wenger Bro / Speculative Fiction Association
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Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way.   For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from China Miéville to Margaret Atwood to Philip K. Dick. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 20, 2019 to Lisa Wenger Bro, Middle Georgia State University, 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.