Call for Papers: SAMLA 2022 ‘The Changing Worlds of James Bond’

2022 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the film Dr. No and the publication of Ian Fleming’s ninth James Bond novel, The Spy Who Loved Me.

The Spy Who Loved MeBoth these works represent watershed moments for the character of James Bond, the film launching the beginnings of Bond mania, and the novel presented from the female perspective, Bond himself absent until the final third of the novel. Other seminal Fleming works (From Russia, with Love and The Diamond Smugglers) and James Bond films (You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Living Daylights, Tomorrow Never Dies, Skyfall) also have anniversaries in 2022, from 10 to 65 years of age.

SAMLA invite paper proposals on any aspect of these anniversary films and books as they navigate change. They are especially interested in papers that address change in the adaptation of Fleming’s work for film and other media.

Please send abstracts of 300 words and brief biographies to Oliver Buckton ( and Matt Sherman ( by May 16, 2022.

SAMLA 94, is taking place on November 11-13, 2022, in Jacksonville, FL.

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