CFP: 2010 SCMLA Flannery O'Connor Society Session--Flannery O'Connor as History/Historian (proposals due 26 Mar. 2010)

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Scott Daniel
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Flannery O'Connor as History/Historian

Submissions are currently being accepted for the Flannery O'Connor Society session of the 67th annual South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 28 through the 30th in Fort Worth, TX.

While this panel will consider any paper that takes up the gauntlet of "New Frontiers," the conference theme, as it relates to O'Connor studies, we are particularly interested in papers that explore how the author places her work in time. Critics such as Jon Lance Bacon have opened up new frontiers in O'Connor criticism by looking at her work in extended dialogue with Cold War culture. This panel invites papers that continue that tradition, challenging readings of O'Connor as ahistorical, anachronistic, and/or anomalous by showing how she engages with her times and situates her work historically.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words or less to Scott Daniel by March 26, 2010 at