[UPDATE] The Art of the Archive/Art in the Archives; SAMLA; Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015

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This year's 87th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) brings together scholars in literatures, languages, and rhetorics from all over the world. The theme this year is "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts."

This archival scholarship special session brings together scholars from literatures, languages, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing who engage in archival research. We're looking for scholars to share their stories about doing archival work, to reveal the discoveries that emerge from archives, and to show how archival/historiographic method has informed other methods or aspects of their research. To connect with this year's special focus, we are especially interested in proposals that relate to the theme of literature in concert with other arts, broadly defined—for example, the art of finding or constructing archives, working with museum or music or theater archives, working in concert with analog and digital archives, the art of funding archives and archival research, the art of the archivist, art discovered in archives.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: by June 8, 2015, please submit a 250-word abstract, 100-word bio, and A/V requirements to Lori Howard, Georgia State University, LNHoward@gsu.edu.