Marginal Writing in the First World War

deadline for submissions: 
May 21, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 

UPDATE: the due date for proposals has been updated from 5/7 to 5/21!

In preparation for the Centenary of Armistice Day, this panel welcomes proposals on texts and documents that are considered “marginal” to the British and Irish cultural histories of the First World War. This panel welcomes proposals on English-language literary texts, and contemporaneous authors, that exist outside the canon of First World War scholarship. Additionally, this panel welcomes proposals on extraliterary materials written during or about the war; these include manuscripts of canonical and non-canonical texts, fragments, juvenilia, correspondence, and reviews. Proposals on the print cultures and sociologies of the First World War are also welcome, as is any work on the music, painting, and sculpture produced in response to the war. Please submit a 250-word abstract, including a brief biographical statement (inclusive of academic affiliation and contact information), and A/V requirements to Charles H. Joplin, The University of Southern Mississippi, at; proposals are due no later than May 21.

The 90th annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference will be held in Birmingham, AL, November 2-4, 2018. Conference information is available at