Walker Percy

deadline for submissions: 
May 24, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Call for Papers for a Walker Percy Session at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s November conference in Jacksonville, FL, November 2020. The conference theme is “Scandal!: Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.”and more detail about the theme and the conference can be found at this link:  https://samla.memberclicks.net.

Papers for this session may focus on ANY aspect of Walker Percy’s life and/or works, either fiction or non-fiction. Especially welcome are topics relevant to the SAMLA 92 conference theme: “Scandal!: Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.” Percy's “radical anthropology” and his unique semiotic broke rules and provided the basis for new texts in both his specialty areas of literature and philosophy. Please send 300-word abstracts by May 24, 2019, to Dr. Karey Perkins, South Carolina State University, kperkin1@scsu.edu. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract.