Conference Information

SAMLA 89: High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture
November 3-5, 2017 ◆ Westin Peachtree Plaza ◆ Atlanta, Georgia 

Conference Registration for SAMLA 89 is now open. Conference year SAMLA membership (through June 30, 2018) is required for conference registration.  Please complete a New Member form or Membership Renewal form before completing your conference registration. 

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). Our thanks to all the session chairs who have submitted the range of dynamic and engaging panels planned for this year’s conference. While SAMLA encourages participation in multiple roles (chair, secretary, discussant, workshop leader, roundtable participant, creative writing reader), each participant may only present one traditional scholarly paper per SAMLA Conference. 

SAMLA is pleased to again offer a General Call for Papers. Scholars who have browsed our published CFPs without finding an appropriate panel may use this form to submit an abstract directly to the SAMLA office.

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.  

All session chairs must have conference year SAMLA membership (through June 30, 2018) by June 9 in order to have their session included in the conference program. All participants must have conference year membership by August 31 in order to be listed in the conference program. Please complete a New Member form or Membership Renewal form before completing your conference registration. 

The Undergraduate Research Forum Session Information Form is available here—this form is for the use of faculty members proposing complete panels. The Undergraduate Research Forum General Call for Papers Form is available here—this form is for the use of individual undergraduate students submitting paper proposals. 

Any conference attendees wishing to participate in this year's Member Book Display may sign up here

SAMLA 89 Exhibitor Registration Form is available here

Information regarding member and press ads in the conference program is
available here

Reservations for SAMLA group rate ($140, $162.40 with tax and fees) rooms at the Westin Peachtree Plaza may be made here.  Rooms at the group rate will be available until October 10, 2017 or until our block of rooms is filled, whichever occurs first.

SAMLA Information

New External CFP
CULTURE IN FOCUS: "Culture Matters: 'The State of Cultural Studies'"

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.

Welcome New Affiliate
SAMLA is pleased to welcome the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) to our roster of Affiliated Groups.

2017 Membership and Conference Registration
Conference year SAMLA Membership and Member Renewal Forms and SAMLA 89 Conference Registration Forms are now available.

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

South Atlantic Review

Issue 82.3 (Fall 2017)

We are pleased to announce the release of our Fall 2017 Special Issue: "Judith Ortiz Cofer: Legacy of a Cuento, In Memoriam (1952-2016)." 

cover of SAR 82.3 

Thank you to all who have submitted your work for review. It is our hope that more members will be doing so as we move ahead.