SAMLA is pleased to accept nominations of outstanding graduate student presentations given at the previous year's SAMLA Convention (SAMLA 88 in Jacksonville). The Graduate Student Essay Award includes a $250 honorarium, publication in the South Atlantic Review, and complementary conference registration for SAMLA 89 in Atlanta (Nov. 3-5, 2017). Nomination forms are available here.
SAMLA will notify nominees and request an edited copy of their paper.
Nomination deadline is May 1st.
Please contact Paul Donnelly (404-413-5816, firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about SAMLA awards.
2016 Graduate Student Essay Award Winner
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