Undergraduate Research Forum

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The Undergraduate Research Forum will be an integral part of SAMLA 90, the annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. SAMLA 90 will be held November 2–4, 2018 at the Sheraton Birmingham. This year’s conference theme is Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies. Undergraduate Research Forum participants are encouraged, but not required, to address the conference theme.

As was the case last year, undergraduate students will be able to present traditional papers in the standard session format with the added benefit of an informed response to both their content and presentation skills. A senior SAMLA member will serve as respondent for each Undergraduate Research Forum session. 

The Undergraduate Research Forum Session Information Form is available here—this form is for the use of faculty members proposing complete panels. The General Call for Papers Form is available here—this form is for the use of individual undergraduate students submitting paper proposals. 

Participants in the Undergraduate Research Forum will also be eligible for the Undergraduate Essay Prize. The Undergraduate Essay Prize will include a $100 honorarium, complimentary registration for the SAMLA 91 conference in Atlanta, and publication of the winning paper in SAMLA News.  

While all SAMLA conference participants must be registered for the conference and SAMLA membership is a necessary prerequisite for conference registration, the membership fee is waived for undergraduates, and the undergraduate conference registration fee of $40 allows access to all conference activities.

Please contact Dan Abitz at [email protected] or 404.413.5816 with any questions. 

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