UPDATE: [American] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference
The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.
Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:
Ecocriticism, travel narratives, nature writing, and the Southern landscape
Religion , gothic, and the grotesque
Folklore, material culture, and community
Letters, diaries, and cookbooks
Oral culture, music, and food representation in Southern culture and literature
The South in global contexts
Race, gender, class, and identity
We also invite creative writers to submit poetry, short stories, or novel
excerpts that deal with Southern themes.
Please send 200â€"300 word abstracts of critical work or entire creative
works to: swswgradconference_at_gmail.com
Reading limit is 15 minutes. Please include your summer address and e-mail
address with your submission.
The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2008.
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