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SAMLA's 92nd Annual Conference

Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts

Plenary Speaker: Gerald Prince

November 13–15, 2020 | A Virtual Conference through Accelevents

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association takes pride in its long-standing commitment to fostering scholarly discussions across literatures, languages, pedagogy, and the intermedial spaces of our diverse academic fields and backgrounds. Our members—scholars, educators, and students—advance the reading and understanding of numerous textual modes of representation and the ways in which linguistic and textual coding may be understood as a polyvalent tool leading to social change and interdisciplinary progress.

The theme of SAMLA 92—Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts—invites us to think through the optics of scandal, transgression, and rebellion, as these themes apply to literary, historical, political, and interdisciplinary inquiries, reading practices, and pedagogical innovation. What defines scandal? In what ways do texts (literary, theoretical, and linguistic) break with canonical codes and traditions to challenge societal norms and to offer alternate readings of experience? In what ways and to what ends have scandals served as the springboard for creation? How do scandals elevate the visibility of individuals and communities? To what degree does creation depend on getting out of one’s comfort zone—as an artist, as a reader, as a spectator, or as an educator or student? 

Scholars interested in chairing a session or presenting at SAMLA 92 should visit our Calls for Papers page for further instructions, descriptions of our current Calls for Papers, and links to the appropriate submission forms. The deadline to submit a CFP for SAMLA 92 July 3.

Scholars interested in presenting their work at SAMLA 92 but not yet part of a session/panel should submit their abstracts to our General Call for PapersThe deadline to submit an abstract to our General Call is July 31.

Session chairs who are ready to provide their session/panel titles, officers, participants, abstracts, etc, should submit the Session/Panel Information FormThe deadline to submit an SI Form is August 3.

Session chairs for the Undergraduate Research Forum who are ready to provide their session/panel information should submit the URF Session/Panel Information FormThe deadline to submit a URF SI Form is September 7.

Conference participants should visit our Conference Registration page for more information on requirements, fees, forms, and deadlines. 

Representatives of organizations who wish to exhibit at SAMLA 92 should visit our Exhibitor Registration page for more information and a link to our registration form. 

If you would like to reserve advertising space in the conference program, please visit our Program Advertising page for more information.

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External Calls for Papers & Job Calls

SAMLA encourages members to review our lists of external CFPs and job calls.

If you are interested in soliciting abstracts or job applications from SAMLA members, please send CFPs or job listings to [email protected].



South Atlantic Review

Latest Release: SAR 85.2

We are pleased to announce the release of our Summer 2020 issue, a special issue on everyday writing with guest editor Kathleen Blake Yancey. Members may access the full text by clicking on the cover below.
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