Virginia Tech to host South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference
November 10, 2004
The 2004 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference will take place Nov. 12-14 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.
Virginia Tech's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the English Department will sponsor this event which features an array of special sessions and workshops addressing the convention's theme: the effects that technological shifts are having on the disciplines of literatures and languages in colleges and universities. According to Justo Ulloa, professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (FLL) at Virginia Tech, and president of SAMLA, other major issues being discussed include web-based teaching and distance learning, electronic editions and collections, as well as new literary forms arising from computer-based communications. Eddie Watson, technology specialist for FLL, was appointed by SAMLA to serve as its first "Senior Technology Consultant and Organizer of Special Sessions."
Founded in 1928, SAMLA is an organization of approximately 2,500 teachers, scholars, and graduate students dedicated to the advancement of teaching and to literary and linguistic scholarship in the modern languages. For more information on the conference, contact Ulloa at (540) 231-8314, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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