Pre-Conference Information

The 2017 Conference will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia, from November 3-5.  The conference special focus will be High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture. Session proposals are welcome on this or any topic of scholarly interest to the SAMLA community.

SAMLA members who wish to present a paper at the 2017 SAMLA Conference are invited to review Calls for Papers submitted by session chairs and respond directly to the appropriate chair(s). CFPs will be posted as submitted through May 1, 2017, so please check back often.  

SAMLA members who wish to propose a Special Session may submit a Call For Papers/Special Session Proposal indicating their session title, chosen topic, and CFP language (as applicable). Chairs of Regular Sessions (those so designated by the Program Committee after the presentation of Special Sessions at three consecutive SAMLA Conferences) or Affiliated Groups may also submit CFPs using the same
CFP form

Chairs of Regular and Affiliated Sessions may submit Session Information Forms for pre-formed panels. Special Session chairs must submit CFPs for Program Committee approval prior to submitting a Session Information Form.  

Conference year SAMLA Membership and Member Renewal Forms and SAMLA 89 Conference Registration Forms will be available April 1, 2017. Submissions to the General Call for Papers will also be accepted beginning April 1, 2017. 

Reservations for group rate ($140, $162.40 with tax and fees) rooms at the Westin Peachtree Plaza will be available early in 2017. 

Information regarding exhibits, member and press ads, the Garden of Readin', and the Undergraduate Research Forum will also be available early in 2017. 

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Post-Conference Information

SAMLA 88 Conference Program
The complete program for SAMLA 88, Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise is It?,
the 88th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, is now available to SAMLA members. While the conference program is only available
to SAMLA members, it is available to all SAMLA members. It is not necessary to have been registered for the conference to view the program. This is the archival text
of the conference program, including the schedule with abstracts and all
peripheral materials.

Late Payment Information
Conference participants who inadvertently neglected to pay their conference registration fees may do so here

Payment for Conference Program Member Ads may be made here

SAMLA Information

SAMLA News - Deadline Extended
Session Proposals / Calls for Papers received by February 15th will be included in the 2017 

SAMLA 88 Member Book Display
Links to all member publications presented in the SAMLA 88 Member Book Display are available here

External CFPs
SAMLA members are encouraged to review the list of external CFPs available on our website. Sponsors wishing to solicit papers from SAMLA members are encouraged to send their CFPs to for posting. 

SAMLA Award Nominations
SAMLA is accepting nominations for the full range of awards to be presented at SAMLA 89. Deadlines and nomination forms may be found in the 2017 Dates to Remember listing to the right and in the drop-down awards menu above. 

2017 Membership and Conference Registration
Conference year SAMLA Membership and Member Renewal Forms and SAMLA 89 Conference Registration Forms will be available April 1, 2017.

South Atlantic Review

Issue 81.4 (Winter 2016)

We are pleased to announce the release of our Winter 2016 issue. We would also like to take this opportunity to announce that beginning with 82.1, SAR will be adopting the new MLA guidelines outlined in the 8th edition of the handbook. Accepted essays already scheduled for the upcoming year will be updated by our managing editor, but new submissions should conform to the 8th edition. 

cover of SAR 81.4 

Special Issue CFP: Judith Ortiz Cofer

Special Issue CFP: Political Literature