photo of speaker Doug Hesse

Plenary Banquet 
Saturday / Nov. 5 / 6:30-8:30 pm

Plenary Speaker – Douglas Hesse

Douglas Hesse is Professor of English at the University of Denver and the founding Executive Director of the Writing Program. He is also the current President of the National Council of Teachers 
of English. 

Under his direction, the University of Denver Writing Program was awarded the CCCC Certificate of Excellence. His other awards and honors include Rhetorician of the Year from the 2015 Young Rhetorician’s Conference and University Distinguished Scholar by the University of Denver. 

According to Former SAMLA President Kathleen Blake Yancey, “Doug Hesse, who is wonderful scholar, is a gifted writer. Weaving together insights based on multiple worlds—on his experiences as faculty member and family member, on the role of music in his life, and on the beauties of landscapes both pastoral and dramatic—Hesse helps us understand our own humanity through the articulation of his own.” 

Complimentary tickets for the plenary banquet will be distributed on site. 
 

SAMLA 88 SCHEDULE
Our Jacksonville conference includes several new features such as a Welcoming Plenary, a Plenary Banquet, a Closing Plenary, as well as new special exhibits. Old favorites such as the Presidential Reception & Poster Session, and the Open Mic have been retained. See the schedule outline here

SAMLA 88 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Click here for SAMLA 88 conference registration. 

Conference year SAMLA membership (through June 30, 2017) is required for conference registration. Please complete a new member or membership renewal form before completing your conference registration. 

SESSION INFORMATION FORM
All session chairs must complete a Session Information Form. This year's online conference program will feature links to paper abstracts. Chairs will need to attach abstracts to the Session Information Form

SAMLA UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FORUM
SAMLA is pleased to introduce the Undergraduate Research Forum to give undergraduates the opportunity to present their scholarly work in a professional conference setting while receiving feedback on presentation and content from senior scholars. Faculty sponsoring Undergraduate Research Forum participants may use the standard Session Information Form. Individual undergraduates may respond to the General Call for Papers. The deadline for Undergraduate Research Forum submissions is September 23, 2016. 

SAMLA 88 POSTER SESSION
All SAMLA participants are welcome to present research in the Visual Representations of Scholarly Work session on Friday, November 4, from 8:00 to 9:00 pm. Further information is available hereScholars who participate in the poster session may also present a traditional paper or in the Undergraduate Research ForumThe deadline for poster session abstracts is September 30, 2016. 

SAMLA 88 EXHIBITORS 
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Conference Hotel
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
$132 - single/double

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Past experience suggests that the room block at the conference hotel will fill well in advance of the conference. We have arranged for blocks in two overflow hotels. 

Lexington Hotel & Conference Center
Jacksonville Riverwalk
$119 single/double

Guests will make reservations directly with the hotel (904-396-5100) or through the toll-free number (877-LEX-7070), identifying themselves as members of South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

Jacksonville Marriott
$149 single/double

Book your group rate for South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 

SAMLA Information
SAMLA UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FORUM
SAMLA is pleased to introduce the Undergraduate Research Forum to give undergraduates the opportunity to present their scholarly work in a professional conference setting while receiving feedback on presentation and content from senior scholars. Faculty sponsoring Undergraduate Research Forum participants may use the standard Session Information Form. Individual undergraduates may respond to the General Call for Papers. The deadline for Undergraduate Research Forum submissions is September 23, 2016. 

 

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS ANNUAL REVIEW 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS

See the External CFP listing or
"Resources" drop-down menu above.

VOLUME 78 SAR ESSAY PRIZE
SAMLA is pleased to announce the winner of the V.78 SAR Essay Prize is 
Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Kathleen Blake Yancey, Matthew Davis, and Katherine T. Bridgman, "Program Sustainability: Curricular Resilience in Florida State University´s Editing, Writing, and Media Concentration." SAR 78.1-2: 10-33.

 

South Atlantic Review

NEW RELEASE
Issue 81.2: Two Special Clusters 
"Medieval Literature and its Scholarship: Continuity, Transmission, and Relevance" and
"T. S. Eliot and Asia" (Summer 2016)

We are pleased to announce the release of 81.2, which contains two special clusters: "Medieval Literature and its Scholarship: Continuity, Transmission, and Relevance," originally planned as a stand-alone issue, and "T. S. Eliot and Asia." We owe special thanks to our guest editors Kathryn L. Smithies and Roderick B. Overaa for their outstanding work in preparing this issue.

cover of SAR 81.2