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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 95, taking place on November 9-11, 2023, 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 

To have your CFP included in SAMLA News, please submit it by February 28. The final deadline to submit a CFP is June 20, 2023.


Instructions for Prospective Presenters

Scholars interested in presenting at SAMLA 94 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.


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


African / African American Studies 

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American Studies

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Asian / Asian American Studies

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Caribbean Studies

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Creative Writing 

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English Studies (UK & Ireland)

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Film Studies

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French Studies

Pandemic Impacts: Reflections on Saving French Programs

Changes to job security, faculty workloads and notions of what constitute student success proliferate. In addition, ChatGPT, AI and online translators menace the value and existence of the humanities in a more general way. This session focuses both on factors threatening French studies programs as well as potential creative solutions. What needs to change? What should be preserved? Please submit by April 15, 2023, 250-300 word abstracts, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to both E. Nicole Meyer, [email protected] and Noëlle Brown, [email protected]

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Gender & Sexuality Studies

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German Studies

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Hispanic Studies

Languages, Human-ness and Cultural Bridges in the Works of Golden Age Spanish Peninsular Writers
Spanish I (Peninsular: Renaissance to 1700)

The study of languages enabled us to comprehend better the realities of another age, another culture and historical events. Perhaps language study has come full circle now and can be seen as an agent to bridge cultural gaps, dispel domestic and international crises, make the world a gentler and welcoming place. While translators can be employed for comprehension, language and/or humanities can also be strategic channels that work to promote a softening of humanity and bridge gaps between cultures and nations. This session welcomes submissions on any aspects of the ways in which language(s) can be seen as agents of domestic, historical, intercultural harmony in the works of Spanish Peninsular writers of the Golden Age. By June 30, 2023, please submit an abstract of 200 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests in Spanish or English to Linda Marie Sariego, at [email protected]

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Interdisciplinary Studies

Childhood (In)Security

This special session welcomes submissions on any aspect of childhood insecurity. Abstracts addressing film and image studies are especially welcome. By July 1st, 2023, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Meghan Hodges, Louisiana State University, at [email protected]

Saving the Discipline: What Adaptation Studies Has to Offer Literary Studies
Association of Adaptation Studies

As this year’s conference theme, “(In)Security: The Future of Literature and Language Studies,” acknowledges, both the demand and the rationale for literary studies have reached moments of crisis. At this inflection point, adaptation studies offers distinctly different approaches to reading and writing that have the power to regenerate the field in new and exciting ways. This series of panels, sponsored by the Association of Adaptation Studies, welcomes submissions on any aspect of adaptation studies, but especially on its power to rejuvenate the field that has historically marginalized it. Please send queries, suggestions, or abstracts of 250-500 words, along with A/V requirements, scheduling requests, and brief bios, to Thomas Leitch (University of Delaware) at [email protected] by 15 July 2023.

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Italian Studies

Literature, Media, and Culture Studies
Italian II (1600-Present)

This panel is open to contributions on Italian literature, cinema and media studies from the 1600 to the present. Please send a 200- 300- word abstract, brief bio, and request for A/V to the session organizer by June 30th, 2023. Chair: Annachiara Mariani, The University of Tennessee, [email protected]
. Co-Chair: Silvia Tiboni-Craft, Wake Forest University, [email protected]

Literature and Culture Studies
Italian I (Medieval and Renaissance Literature)

This panel is open to contributions on Italian literature and cultural studies with a social focus on the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Please send a 200–300-word abstract, brief bio, and request for A/V to the session organizer by June 30th, 2023. Chair: Annachiara Mariani, The University of Tennessee, [email protected]
. Co-Chair: Silvia Tiboni-Craft, Wake Forest University, [email protected]

 

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Luso-Portuguese Studies

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Other Languages & Literatures

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Pedagogy

Teaching Diversity and Inclusion in Language, Literature and Culture Classes
Pedagogy Potpourri

In recent years, classrooms have become a space for Instructors in the United States and around the world to start a conversation on how to properly represent in their course curriculum the richness of the cultural and linguistic diversity. Integrating diversity from the first level of a language, literature and cultural class not only fosters awareness of the different cultures that influence the world, but also creates a more inclusive environment for students from different backgrounds so that they feel accepted and encouraged to thrive academically. This panel aims to incorporate the teaching of diversity and inclusion in lower and upper level language, literature and culture classes. In particular, the panel welcomes papers that examine and propose strategies and activities to integrate and represent diversity in the contemporary world. How can we incorporate an inclusive vocabulary? What material can be used to represent the different identities of each country? How can food and music disclose multiculturalism? What approach and activities can be used to reproduce up-to-date topics in a language class? Participants are encouraged to discuss challenges and solutions to foster inclusivity and diversity since the first semester of a language, literature and cultural class. Please send a 200-300 word abstract, brief bio, and request for A/V to Silvia Tiboni-Craft, Wake Forest University, [email protected], by June 30th, 2023

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Rhetoric & Composition

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Slavic Studies

Slavic Studies

Papers may treat the literary works of Slavic writers in any genre and from any literary period, tradition or theoretical perspective. Comparative literary approaches are also welcome, as are papers on grammar, film, or language teaching methodology. Please send abstracts of approximately 350 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests by May 31 to Karen Rosneck, University of Wisconsin-Madison, at [email protected]

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