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

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.