Disability and the American South --- SAMLA 2010, Atlanta (11/5/10-11/7/10); Deadline May 1

full name / name of organization: 
Scott St. Pierre

Proposals are invited for a panel on disability and the American South at the 2010 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta. The panel welcomes proposals that examine any aspect of the topic including analysis of fiction, poetry, drama, and film, as well as non-literary materials from all periods. Papers that engage with questions of the intersections between disability and regionalism, metrocentricity, North/South, city/country, as well as race, class, gender, and sexuality are especially encouraged. Work that addresses the theme of this year's conference – the interplay of text and image – is also especially desirable.

By May 1, 2010, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Scott St. Pierre, Montgomery College, at Scott.St.Pierre@montgomerycollege.edu.