2017 Graduate Student Essay Award 

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).

Nominations have closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. Awards will be announced by August 31, 2017.

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

 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