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Calls for Papers (CFPs)

SAMLA welcomes broad participation in planning, chairing, and presenting as part of sessions for its next conference, SAMLA 93, taking place on November 4-6, 2021, in Atlanta, GA.

Each Session Chair writes their own Call for Papers (CFP) and submits it to SAMLA for approval and posting. Presentation abstracts are then directed to the individual Chair, who selects and notifies their panelists accordingly. The Chair then submits information about the panel they have selected to SAMLA for inclusion in the conference program. 

Please read the instructions below for further details and links to the appropriate forms.

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Instructions for Prospective Chairs

Prospective Chairs should begin by deciding on the session's type and format:

  • Session Types include Regular Sessions, Affiliated Group Sessions, and Special Sessions. For your convenience, we have defined these session types here. Unless you are representing an existing Affiliated Group or Regular Session, your CFP will be classified as a Special Session. If you represent an organization looking to become an Affiliated Group, or if you are unsure if your session is a recurring Regular Session, please email Dan Abitz at [email protected].
  • Session Formats include Traditional Sessions, Roundtables, Workshops, Readings, and more. We have described the most common formats here. SAMLA welcomes other session formats when applicable.

Next, prospective session chairs should prepare their CFP language and submit a CFP form for SAMLA's approvalA CFP form should be submitted for each session, even if the session already has a full list of presenters. SAMLA will post all approved CFPs below to encourage scholars to submit abstracts to Session Chairs for approval and, ultimately, inclusion in the conference program.

When selecting panelists, Chairs are asked to take note of the eligibility guidelines posted in the "Instructions for Prospective Presenters" section below. Chairs may choose to widen their selection process by posting their CFPs to other databases

Calls for Papers received by March 1, 2021 will be printed in the digital newsletter, SAMLA News, in addition to being posted on this page. CFPs submitted after March 1st will not be included in the newsletter but will be posted on this page. 

The final deadline to submit a CFP is July 16, 2021.


Instructions for Prospective Presenters

Scholars interested in presenting at SAMLA 93 should review the approved Calls for Papers (CFPs) below and follow any submission instructions set by the individual Session Chairs. 

SAMLA asks that you abide by certain eligibility guidelines when planning your participation in our conference:

  • All conference participants will need to become SAMLA members AND will need to register for the conference. There are two separate forms to fill out and two separate payments to be rendered to meet these requirements.
  • A member may present only one traditional paper per SAMLA conference. A member may participate in other forms as long as the nature of each panel or presentation differs significantly. This may include, but is not limited to: serving as both Chair and Panelist in one’s own panel; serving as Chair in one session and Panelist in another session; serving as Panelist both in a traditional panel and on a roundtable, reading, or workshop discussion; serving as Panelist while also presenting on our Poster Session. If a member is presenting in multiple formats, it is expected and required that the content of the presentations will also be different. Additionally, members are welcome to serve as Chairs, Co-Chairs, and/or Secretaries for multiple panels.
  • SAMLA is proud to provide ample space for undergraduate research at its annual conference. We invite undergraduate students to participate in Undergraduate Research Forum (URF) panels or our annual Friday-night Poster Session. According to SAMLA guidelines, however, undergraduate students are not permitted to participate in non-URF sessions.


Approved CFPs by Category

NOTE: You can jump to a specific subject by selecting a category from the list below, or you can hit Control-F or Command-F to enter a search term (Chair name, keyword, etc).

African / African American Studies

American Studies

Asian / Asian American Studies

Caribbean Studies

Creative Writing

English Studies (UK & Ireland)

Film Studies

French Studies

Gender & Sexuality Studies

German Studies

Hispanic Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Italian Studies

Luso-Portuguese Studies

Other Languages & Literatures

Pedagogy

Rhetoric & Composition

Slavic Studies


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English Studies (UK & Ireland)

 

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Film Studies

 

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French Studies

 

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Gender & Sexuality Studies

 

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German Studies

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Italian Studies

 

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Luso-Portuguese Studies

 

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Other Languages & Literatures

 

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Pedagogy

 

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Rhetoric & Composition

 

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Slavic Studies

 

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