CHARLES CHESNUTT AND HUMAN RIGHTS and CHESNUTT OPEN CALL (SAMLA Nov. 6-8, 2009; due 6/26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association
contact email: 
sashton@clemson.edu and whardwig@utk.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS for two panels sponsored by the Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association at the annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference in Atlanta, GA November 6-8th 2009

For conference details, see: http://samla.gsu.edu/

CALLS (please forward to any interested parties or appropriate listserves...)

1) CHARLES W. CHESNUTT AND HUMAN RIGHTS---
Papers welcome on any aspect of Chesnutt's connections to human rights.

Topics might include: Chesnutt and Civil Rights; the nature of justice in Chesnutt's fiction; legal versus ethical rights in Chesnutt; Chesnutt's representation of human needs, as potentially different from rights; Using Chesnutt's work to teach human rights; philosophical or theoretical dimensions of being human in Chesnutt's work; Chesnutt's strategies of
opposition/resistance to repressive institutions; narrative structure and political engagement in Chesnutt's fiction.

Please submit an abstract electronically within an email or as an
attachment to BOTH Susanna Ashton and Bill Hardwig (sashton@clemson.edu and whardwig@utk.edu). Please include your contact details and institutional affiliation, if any. The deadline for submissions is June 26th, 2009.

2) CHESNUTT OPEN SESSION (open topic but papers concerning
Chesnutt's non-fiction especially welcome)....

Please submit an abstract electronically within an email or as an
attachment to BOTH Susanna Ashton and Bill Hardwig (sashton@clemson.edu and whardwig@utk.edu). Please include your contact details and institutional affiliation, if any. The deadline for submissions is June 26th, 2009.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
general_announcements
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond