African American and Native American Women Writers

deadline for submissions: 
June 3, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 

African American and Native American Women Writers


SAMLA 2019

Atlanta, GA

Westin Peachtree Plaza

November 15-17


Tiya Miles and Sharon Holland, in their pivotal 2006 edited collection Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds, ask “What happens when key issues in African diasporic experience, such as migration, freedom, citizenship, belonging, peoplehood, and cultural retention and creation, and key issues in Native American experience, such as tribalism, protection of homelands, self-determination, political sovereignty, and cultural-spiritual preservation and renewal, converge?” In light of these questions, this panel invites submissions that focus on the literary and artistic work of African American and Native American women from any historical era, either considered individually or intersectionally, with a focus on the topical issues Miles and Holland address above.


Please send a 250 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Carlye Schock at by June 3rd.