The South Central Modern Language Association

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    The South Central Modern Language Association


    Convention Information & Materials

    October 29-31, 2009

Welcome to Baton Rouge!

    SCMLA has a group room rate of $129 per night single/double at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. To reserve

    your hotel room for the SCMLA conference rate, please use the reservation code “South Central Modern Language

    Association.” Call (225)344-5866 or reserve your room ONLINE at To receive the special SCMLA

    conference rate, you must reserve your room before SEPTEMBER 28, 2009.

    Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

    201 Lafayette Street

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

    From Lafayette: Take I-10 East and merge from I-110. Take North Street exit heading West toward the river. Turn

    left on Lafayette Street. Hotel is located on the right 2 blocks down.

    From BTR Airport: Take I-110 South to North Street Exit. Head West toward the Mississippi River. Turn left on

    Lafayette Street. The hotel is located on the right, 2 blocks down.

    From New Orleans: Take I-10 West through Baton Rouge and take I-110 North to North Street. Head West

    toward the Mississippi River. Turn left on Lafayette Street. Go 2 blocks, and the hotel is on the right at 201

    Lafayette Street.

    Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service to and from the Hilton Capitol Center Hotel: You can pre-arrange for a

    pick-up time by calling the hotel directly at 225-344-5866 or you can call once you arrive to the airport. The

    shuttle takes about 15-20 minutes to arrive at the airport.

    Parking: The hotel offers valet parking only at the entrance of the Hilton Capitol Center Hotel: $16.00 overnight

    and $9.00 for short term/event parking. There is a self-park “Allright” lot adjacent to the hotel (corner of

    Lafayette and Florida)-$5.00 per day. Off-site Parking Garage: Third Street Parking Garage (corner of Third

    Street and Convention Street)-$6.00 per day.

Convention Highlights

    SCMLA Keynote Presentation & Welcome Social: May Waggoner, Laborde-Neuner Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, will give the keynote presentation entitled, “Waiter! There’s some French in my Naturalism: the Francophone Literature of Nineteenth-Century Louisiana” on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00p.m. in Riverview A. Everyone is invited to attend the Welcome Social, following the keynote, from 7:30-9:00p.m., poolside.

Plenary Address: Creator and Founding Director of the United States Civil War Center, Louisiana State University, David

    Madden will give the plenary address Friday, October 30, at 5:45p.m. in Riverview A. Robert Penn Warren Professor

    Emeritus and Chair of the Louisiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, Madden’s address is entitled “Reconfiguring

    the South as Fact and Fiction.” Afterwards, the President’s Reception, with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, will be

    held poolside.

Women’s Caucus Breakfast: Friday, October 30, 7:30-8:45a.m. in the Heidelberg Room. Please be sure to mark your

    registration form to participate.

    South Central College English Association Breakfast: Saturday, October 31, 7:45-9:00a.m. in the Heidelberg Room. Please be sure to mark your registration form to attend the SCCEA Breakfast.

French, German, & Spanish Social: This year the language groups will once again host a social. On Friday, October 30,

    from 4:00-5:30p.m. the French, German, and Spanish representatives will host a reception for members to share ideas and

    information pertinent to their disciplines. Please be sure to mark your registration form if you plan to attend this social.

SCMLA Luncheon and Business Meeting: Pre-register to join us for the SCMLA Luncheon and Business Meeting on Friday

    from 12:30-2:00p.m. in the Heidelberg Room. The program includes the Presidential Address by John Morris, plus awards,

    announcements, and SCMLA news. Pre-ordered meal stickers will be in your packet at the SCMLA Registration desk.

    Workshop for Academic Jobseekers & Mock Interviews: On Saturday, October 31, from 9:15-10:30a.m. the South Central Association of Departments of Foreign Languages and Departments of English will sponsor the workshop followed

    by interviews from 11:00a.m.-12:30p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom A. All SCMLA members are encouraged to attend and

    to bring CVs, job letters, and questions relating to a job search. Please contact Grady Wray by email at to

    schedule an interview.

The Scholar’s Choice/Publisher Contact Form: With the help of The Scholar’s Choice, SCMLA has developed a contact

    form for you to send to your publisher(s) to request that your book(s) be displayed at the SCMLA Book Exhibit. Along with

    the contact form is a set of guidelines to aid you in making your request. The form is included in this mailing. Please submit

    by September 18, 2009.

Convention Program: Please note that your program will be available upon arrival at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol

    Center. The preliminary SCMLA Baton Rouge Convention program is available on the SCMLA website

SCMLA Book Exhibit: The Book Exhibit, located on the ground floor of the Hilton Capitol Center in the foyer, will be open

    from 12:00 noon-6:00p.m. Thursday, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Friday, and 8:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Saturday.

On-site Registration: Beginning at 12:00 noon Thursday, October 29, pre-registered members may pick up their

    convention packets, including badges (required for admission to individual sessions and the Book Exhibit). Packets will

    include any meal stickers ordered, final convention program, and information to Baton Rouge sites and events. The

    Registration Desk will be located on the ground floor of the Hilton with Local Arrangements Committee members available

    to assist with your convention needs. The on-site registration fee is $60, $25 for Graduate students; a limited number of

    meal function tickets will be available for on-site registrants. Credit card on-site registration will be $62.50 + proc. fee

    and $26.00 + proc. fee for graduate students.

    ON-LINE REGISTRATION & 2010 Membership Dues

Again this year you will be able to register for the Baton Rouge convention and pay your membership dues on-line. You

    can pay for the following on-line via Baton Rouge 2009 conference registration, meals including the

    Friday business luncheon, the Women’s Caucus breakfast and the SCCEA breakfast, and 2010 membership dues. This year

    we have instituted three-year memberships. This allows you to pay for your SCMLA membership through 2012 at a

    savings. You will also be able to vote for new executive committee members and South Central Review consulting editors.

    On our website there is a link to the convention hotel for you to make your on-line hotel room reservation. However, if you

    would like to continue to pay as you have in the past, you still have the option of pre-registering and paying dues by

    sending a check to the SCMLA offices at the University of Oklahoma. Just fill out the registration form at the end of this

    document and send it with a check to the address provided (processing fees are not applicable if paying by check). Pre-

    convention registration will be accepted until September 28, 2009. To pay by credit card go to:

    2009 On-line/Credit Card Registration Fees 2010 Calendar Year Dues/Three-year memberships On-line Faculty Registration -

     $52 + $3.37 processing fee = $55.37 Full Professor Membership - $50.00/$135.00 Grad Student Registration -

     $21 + $2.00 processing fee = $23.00 Associate Professor Membership- $45.00/$120.00

     Assistant Professor Membership - $40.00/$105.00

     Instructor/Retired Professor Membership - $25.00/$60.00

     Graduate Student Membership - $25.00/$60.00 Meals SCMLA Luncheon - $30.00 Joint Membership - $60.00/$165.00 Women's Caucus Breakfast - $20.00 SCCEA Breakfast - $20.00 Sustaining Departmental - $75.00/$210.00

    2010 Membership & Registration Form

For members paying by check: Make checks or money orders payable to SCMLA. DO NOT SEND CASH. You must be a

    current member to register for the conference. Please mark and include the election ballot also. Please send the ballot and

    this page to the address on the bottom of this page..




    Preferred Mailing Address:

     (This address is home school.)

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2010 Calendar Year Dues/2010-2012 Dues 2009 Baton Rouge Registration Fees

    Pre-Registration: $50.00 Graduate student:

    Late/On-Site Registration: $60.00 1 year-$25.00 / 3 years-$60.00

    Graduate Student Pre-Registration: $20.00 Instructor/Lecturer/Retired: Late/On-Site Registration: $25.00 1 year-$25.00 / 3 years-$60.00 SCMLA Luncheon Choice of Entree (one choice per person) Assistant Professor: Chicken-$30.00 1 year-$40.00 / 3 years-$105.00 Fish-$30.00 Vegetarian Dish $30.00

    Associate Professor: SCCEA Continental Breakfast

     Saturday, October 31-$20.00 1 year-$45.00 / 3 years-$120.00

    WOMEN’S Caucus Continental Breakfast

     Friday, October 30-$20.00 Full Professor: 1 year-$50.00 / 3 years-$135.00 SCMLA pays gratuity Joint (one mailing/same address): Total Enclosed (both columns) 1 year-$60.00 / 3 years-$165.00

I will attend the Language Social on Friday, October 30.

Beginning with its winter 2010 issue, the South Central Newsletter will be published exclusively online. If you wish to

    continue receiving a hard copy via USPS please indicate below:

     Yes, continue to send me a hard copy of the South Central Newsletter via USPS

South Central Modern Language Association

    University of Oklahoma

    104 Fourth Street, Baker House, B46

    Norman, OK 73019

    phone: 405/325-6011

    fax: 405/325-3720

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