The Undergraduate Research Forum will be an integral part of SAMLA 89, the annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. SAMLA 89 will be held November 35, 2017 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta. This year’s conference theme is High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.  Undergraduate Research Forum participants are encouraged, but not required, to address the conference theme.

As was the case last year, undergraduate students will be able to present traditional papers in the standard session format with the added benefit of an informed response to both their content and presentation skills. A senior SAMLA member will serve as respondent for each Undergraduate Research Forum session. 

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

Participants in the Undergraduate Research Forum will also be eligible for the Undergraduate Essay Prize. The Undergraduate Essay Prize will include a $100 honorarium, complimentary registration for the SAMLA 90 conference in Birmingham, and publication of the winning paper in SAMLA News.  

While all SAMLA conference participants must be registered for the conference and SAMLA membership is a necessary prerequisite for conference registration, the membership fee is waived for undergraduates, and the undergraduate conference registration fee of $40 allows access to all conference activities.

2017 membership information is available here, and SAMLA 89 conference information is
available here.

Please contact Dan Abitz at samla@gsu.edu or 404.413.5816 with any questions. 

SAMLA 87 conference collage