SOUTHERN WRITERS/SOUTHERN WRITING GRADUATE CONFERENCE 2010 CALL FOR PAPERS: JULY 15-17, 2010

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UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
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SOUTHERN WRITERS/SOUTHERN WRITING

GRADUATE CONFERENCE

2010 CALL FOR PAPERS

The 16th 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.  Participants
are encouraged to remain in Oxford after the SWSW Conference to attend the
Faulkner Conference.  More information
about the 2010 Faulkner Conference is available at:  http://www.outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner/.

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 15-17, 2010. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. H.R. Stoneback,
author and editor of more than forty books of criticism and poetry, including Elizabeth Madox Roberts: Essays of
Reassessment and Reclamation
, Homage:
A Letter to Robert Penn Warren
, and Reading
Hemingway’s
The Sun Also Rises.

Our conference regularly
features panels on William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, and Zora
Neale Hurston, and we would like to promote panels this year on the work of
Larry Brown (The Rough South of Larry
Brown
will be screened), Barry Hannah, Cormac McCarthy, Breece D’J Pancake,
Tom Franklin, Ernest J. Gaines, William Gay, Robert Penn Warren, Walker Percy,
Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Lewis Nordan, Lee Smith, ZZ Packer, Charles Portis,
Harry Crews, Wendell Berry, James Still, Chris Offutt, James Dickey, James Lee
Burke, Chester Himes, Ellen Douglas, Dorothy Allison, Bobbie Ann Mason, Alice
Walker, and other writers.

Conference directors welcome
papers on any aspect of Southern literature and writing. Suggested topics
include (but are not limited to): the Southern Renascence; Southern literature
viewed from regional and historical perspectives; Southern literature and film;
Southern literature and Modernism; Southern crime fiction; Southern literature
and the blues; stylistic studies; essays of discovery and celebration.

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 on several panels.  There will also be a Friday night reading and
reception at Off-Square Books in downtown Oxford.

The conference reading limit
for each paper presentation is 15 minutes. Please send 150-250 word abstracts
of critical work or entire creative works to: swswgradconference@gmail.com.  Panel proposals which include three or four participants
are also accepted.  Please send your
submissions as Word attachments and include your university affiliation, mailing
address, and e-mail address.  The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on
Monday, March 8, 2010.
 For more
information contact William Boyle at swswgradconference@gmail.com.

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