2012 Annual SAMLA Conference-Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile

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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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The South Atlantic Modern Language Association welcomes proposals for full panels or calls for papers for the 2012 SAMLA Convention, which will be held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, November 9-11, 2012. Proposals supporting the special focus of the conference, "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile" are especially encouraged. Sessions, however, may also be of a more general nature or concentrate on a specific topic relating to teaching, literary and linguistic scholarship in the humanities, and modern languages. Session length is 90-minutes; session format options include: round table or discussion panels, working paper sessions, seminar or workshop sessions, traditional paper presentations, or clusters of three sessions.

Please submit a 300-word session proposal or call for papers that includes the session title, name of the chair, academic affiliation, and chair email address by May 15, 2012, to samla@gsu.edu. Session chairs must be members of SAMLA by June 30, 2012. Additional information about the convention can be found at www.samla.gsu.edu. Individual paper proposals are not accepted, but a list of call for papers is available on the SAMLA website.