2018 AML Conference Announcement and Call For Papers: MSH and Humor

For 2018, the Association for Mormon Letters will not hold its own conference but will instead join the conference of the Mormon Scholars in the Humanities, which will be held March 23-24 at Brigham Young University in Provo. MSH has kindly offered to host the AML Awards at its dinner banquet, as well as provide AML sponsored sessions during the conference.

Call for Papers

We invite scholars and friends of AML to submit paper proposals using the MSH submission guidelines found here:http://mormonscholars.net/blog/call-for-papers-msh-2018-humor/ . The theme of the conference is humor. AML proposals will follow the thematic guidelines in the MSH call for papers, with a focus particularly on humor in Mormon literature. However, papers on other topics are also welcome. To participate in the AML sponsored sessions, please indicate this by labelling your proposal “AML”. While proposals will be submitted through MSH portal, AML related proposals will be vetted by select AML board members. Please note that there is a registration fee for the MSH conference. In an effort to encourage student scholars to attend, AML will cover the fee of a limited number of student presenters. Additionally, because of the limited sessions available, proposals for author readings will not be considered this year. The deadline for proposals is January 5, 2018.


The complete conference schedule we be placed here when available. The schedule below is tentative and subject to change.

March 22

• Pre-conference welcoming event, TBA

March 23

• 8:30 am Registration
• 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Conference Sessions
• 6:00 – 8:00 pm Banquet

March 24

• 8:00 am Business Meeting
• 9 am – 6:30 pm Conference Sessions

Sessions will be 90 minutes. Presenters should plan on 20 minute papers, with 30 minutes for questions and discussion at the end of each session.


Brigham Young University

Sessions will take place in the Joseph F. Smith Building (JFSB), in the Education in Zion auditorium and the Dean’s Conference room.

The banquet location TBA.


All those presenting a paper at the conference need to register.

Online: Register and pay the conference fee by credit card at https://commerce.cashnet.com/WEBMSH. Please register by March 1, 2018. 

By check: Checks made out to MSH may be mailed to David Paxman, 423 E 1700 N, Mapleton, UT 84664, by March 1, 2018.


Registration: All participants must register in order to present their paper.

$150 Professional/Independent Scholar (includes Friday banquet)

$125 Graduate Student (includes Friday banquet)

The conference is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to support MSH through a small donation to help cover the conference costs. Suggested amounts: $15 for one day, $25 for both days. Donations can be made at the conference itself.

$50 additional ticket(s) for the Friday banquet (optional)

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