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UPDATE: Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference
full name / name of organization:
University of Mississippi, Tara McLellan
UPDATED DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS BOTH CRITICAL AND CREATIVE IS 5:00PM ON MARCH 31, 2009. PLEASE EMAIL SWSWGRADCONFERENCE@GMAIL.COM WITH QUESTIONS!
The 15th Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student event held in conjunction with the university's Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Department of English invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern literature and writers. Accepted submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 16-18, 2009. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Scott Romine, associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and author of The Narrative
Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature, however. We urge submissions on:
Defining "The South"
Although our conference regularly features panels on traditional Southern authors such as William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, and Zora Neale Hurston, we would also like to promote panels this year on
We also invite creative writers to submit poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts that deal with Southern themes or settings. These creative entries will be featured in a Friday night reading and reception at Off-
The conference reading limit for each paper presentation is 15 minutes.
Please send 200-300 word abstracts of critical work or entire creative works to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Panel proposals which include three or four participants are also accepted. Please send your submissions as Word attachments and include your university affiliation, summer address, and e-mail address. The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on UPDATED DUE DATE: March 31, 2009.
For more information, please contact swswgradconference_at_gmail.com