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 or 404.413.5816 with any questions.

 2017 Graduate Student Essay Award Winner
Michelle Sherwin, Florida State University
“The Evolution of Foucault’s Utopic Panopticon: 
Technology and the Creation of a Dystopia in Big Brother