CFP: Lillian Smith (4/15/05; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Pamplin
contact email: 
claire.pamplin@comcast.net

Call For Papers: Lillian Smith
Proposed panel -- O'Connor and Other Georgia Writers: A Scholarly Conference
Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA

Deadline for 500-word abstracts: April 15, 2005
Conference Dates: March 30- April 1, 2006

Georgia writer and civil rights activist Lillian Smith edited a regional
magazine, South Today, for 10 years, the first magazine to oppose racial
segregation; published numerous essays and seven books in her lifetime,
including a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Strange Fruit (1944); the
controversial and autobiographical Killers of the Dream (1949); and a
polemical response to Brown vs. the Board of Education, Now is the Time
(1955). Scholarly interest in Smith has increased during the past two
decades. Will Brantley has stated that he regards her as a crucial
figure in the renaissance of southern letters that took place in the
mid-twentieth century.

Papers on any aspect of Smith's work are invited, particularly those
that examine Smith's place among heretofore more exalted writers in the
mid-twentieth century South. Also, how has Smith influenced other
writers, editors and/or activists?

Proposals of up to 500 words for papers limited to 20 minutes should be
submitted to Claire Pamplin at claire.pamplin_at_comcast.net by the above
deadline.

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond