2016 SAMLA Award Winners
SAMLA Studies Awards
Monograph – Jennifer Ann Ho
Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture
Monograph – Cody Marrs
Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War
Edited Volume – Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer
George Cukor: Hollywood Master
Graduate Student Creative Writing Awards
For the inaugural year this award will be given for both Poetry and Prose.
In subsequent years the categories will alternate (Poetry in 2017, Prose in 2018).
Poetry – Scott Chalupa, University of South Carolina
Maxwell McDonough, Vanderbilt University
Joshua Martin, Georgia State University
Prose – Aracelis Gonzalez Asendorf, University of South Florida
Brian Heston, Georgia State University
Renee M. Ramsey, University of Southern Mississippi
Graduate Student Essay Award
Cheryl Emerson, University of Buffalo
"My skin is black upon me": Toni Morrison's A Mercy and the Question of a Female Job
Presented in Voices: Orchestration, Dissonance, and Double Discourse in Multi-Ethnic Literature
Chair: Gema Ortega, Dominican University
George Mills Harper Graduate Student Travel Fund Award
Elizabeth Swails, University of Georgia
“Send a little flower: Emily Dickinson's Expression of Sympathy during the Civil War”
To be presented in Dystopic Dickinson. Or is it Utopic Dickinson?
Shayani Bhattacharya, State University of New York at Buffalo
"Inside/Outside Losing My Head: Liminal Bodies in Shelley Jackson's Half-Life"
To be presented in The Dystopian/Utopian Body I
Jessica Williams, Savanah College of Art and Design
“Public Masculinity, Private Queerness: Staged Masculinity in Stars' Homes”
To be presented in Performing Gender: Cultural Ideals, Expectations,
and Representations of Gender in American and British Culture
SAR Essay Prize – Volumes 78–79
As the South Atlantic Review has returned to a regular production schedule, SAMLA is pleased to resume regular presentation of the SAR Essay Prizes. We will be presenting prizes for Volumes 78 and 79 this year and for Volumes 80 and 81 at SAMLA 89 in Atlanta in November of 2017.
Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Florida State University
Kathleen Blake Yancey, Florida State University
Matthew Davis, University of Massachusetts Boston
Katherine T. Bridgman, Texas A&M University
Curricular Resilience in Florida State University´s Editing, Writing, and Media Concentration."
Martin Sturges, St. Lawrence University
“A Deep Map of the South: Natural History, Cultural History, and William Bartram’s Travels”