Society of Southeastern Americanists


Call for Panels/Papers

The SEA invites your participation in the 8th Biennial Conference. While the deadline for submission of individual papers to panel organizers has passed, you can submit an individual paper directly to the program committee chair by Monday, September 24, 2012.


Upcoming Deadlines


Call for Panel Proposals (Closed)

We invite panel topic proposals on any aspect of early American literature and culture up to (roughly) 1800, with a special interest in interdisciplinary approaches. Topics and approaches might include (but are not limited to):

Transatlantic ~ transnational ~ hemispheric ~ diasporas ~ comparative colonialisms ~ borderlands ~ print culture ~ literacies ~ authorship ~ epistolarity ~ material culture ~ science and technology ~ disease ~ foodways ~ religion ~ everyday life ~ the marketplace ~ gender ~ women’s studies ~ sexuality ~ masculinities ~ discourses of the body ~ race ~ ethnicity ~ creolization ~ slavery ~ Native studies ~ indigeneity ~ environment ~ ecology ~ space ~ gardens ~ mapping ~ pedagogy ~ revolution ~ early fiction ~ captivity ~ transgression ~ performance ~ visual culture ~ incarceration ~ paradigm shifts ~ migration

We are especially interested in panel topics connected to the location of our conference in Savannah, Georgia or the early American South more generally

In addition to the regular format for conference panels (chair, 3 or 4 papers, respondent) we welcome experimental or alternative formats, including roundtables, presentations using new media and /or digital technologies, dialogues, seminars, etc.

To submit a proposal for consideration email a 200-300 word panel description with a one-page c.v. by Friday, April 20, 2012, as a word attachment with subject line: “SEA 2013 Panel Proposal” to SEA President, Hilary E. Wyss at Be sure to include the following information with your panel description:

Panel Chair Namecoiled snake


Email contact

Panel Title

Accepted panel topics will be listed on the SEA conference website beginning in May 2012, at which time panel organizers will put out a call for individual papers.

If you are submitting a complete panel for consideration, be sure to include a brief description of each paper to be included, along with the name, affiliation, and e-mail contact information for each confirmed member of the panel.


Panel Submission Guidelines




Paper Submission Guidelines


Biennial Meeting Guidelines



SEA Panel Guidelines



Please direct any questions to SEA President, Hilary E. Wyss:




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