This year's panel on Modern Drama seeks papers that deal with this year's theme of SCANDAL! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules: Making Texts. We are especially interested in papers that explore these themes as they relate to gender, race, sexuality, or family. We are interested in presentations that explore the theme of scandal, from the quotidian to the grotesque, with particular emphasis on gender, race, sexuality, and family. We strongly encourage panelists to consider drama by women, people of color, and people with disabilities.