Southern Writing Beyond Black and White - CFP for ALA 2010 (May 27-30) - Deadline 1/15/10

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The Society for the Study of Southern Literature issues a call for
papers for a session entitled "Southern Writing Beyond Black and White." We are interested in proposals that explore ethnic and racial identities and conflicts in southern literature beyond a binary version of black and white. Studies of particular writers, ethnic or racial identities in isolation, cooperation, or conflict, practical pedagogical strategies, and appropriate creative work are all welcome--any project that complicates the landscape of southern identity in this way.

The American Literature Association will meet at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 27-30, 2010
(Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). Please email
abstracts and either a cover letter or 2-page CV by January 15, 2010, to Tara Powell at For information about the conference, consult the ALA website at