CFP: Wharton Panels at SAMLA (Deadline: July 30, 2023)

Please consider participating in our guaranteed panel at the next SAMLA conference taking place Thursday, November 9 to Saturday, November 11, 2023 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center. The CFP is below. Please submit a 300-500 word abstract and 1-page CV by July 30, 2023.

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA 95) to be held at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, November 9-11, 2023. We encourage papers that explore the conference theme for this year (In)Security: The Future of Literature and Language Studies. Contributions may address any of the wide range of ways that Wharton’s work speaks to the 2020s with its pandemics, human migration, environmental challenges, increased surveillance, and (geo)political conflicts. How does reading Wharton’s literature through the lens of in/security shape our insights? We also welcome papers beyond this topic that contribute to our understanding Edith Wharton and her contexts. Please submit a 300-500 word abstract and one page CV by to Mary Carney, University of Georgia,

Thank you,


Margaret Jay Jessee, PhD