CFP: Labor, Literature, and Eudora Welty (10/15/05; SSSL, 3/30/06-4/2/06)

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Mae Claxton
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Call for Papers


Topic "Labor, Literature, and Eudora Welty"

Society for the Study of Southern Literature
Radisson Hotel, Birmingham, Alabama
March 30-April 2, 2006


In her more general Call for Papers for the Society for the Study of =
Southern Literature conference, Rich=E9 Richardson writes, "the U.S. =
South remains a neglected topic in contemporary labor studies and, =
surprisingly, has not much factored into that field's theoretical =
discussions of empire and imperialism. Similarly, labor studies remains =
for the most part sorely neglected in southern studies. Yet southern =
literature has consistently and complexly engaged the theme of labor." =
The Eudora Welty Society invites submissions that will link Eudora Welty =
to this important discussion. Delta Wedding springs readily to mind, =
but many other Welty works addresses issues such as prison labor, =
domestic labor, and art as "labor." Her photographs suggest another =
treasure trove for this topic. Please see Dr. Richardson's more general =
CFP for more ideas at =


Please submit 500-word proposals to Mae Miller Claxton, Western Carolina =
University, at by October 15, 2005. If you plan =
to submit a proposal, please email me immediately with your ideas.

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