Bond In The Spotlight: SAMLA and 007 In Conference

Artistic Licence Renewed

Article by Matt Sherman

I felt lucky to join November’s annual gathering of Bond fanatics for debate, discourse and delicious cocktails, a celebration of all things 007 with professors and their students. Learn why SAMLA is fast turning into Bond Brains Central.

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When my friend and fellow 007 collector Carlos Perez contacted me about SAMLA ’88, an academic conference in Jacksonville, Florida, I was thrilled to a kill. I’d heard how previous James Bond conferences, at Hofstra University in New York, and in the Chicago area where Bond continuation author Raymond Benson lives, were like a party for the panelists—if talking in-depth about all things Bond is your party scene.

SAMLA, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, gathers annually at varying locations in the Southeast U.S., bringing over 1,000 faculty, undergrads and professional degree students to explore any topics that want within the theme of that year’s conference.

SAMLA’s…

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