Society for the Study of Southern Literature Session at ALA 2011 - Deadline 1/1/11

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Southern Literature and Regional Foodways
Deadline: January 1, 2011

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature issues a call for papers for American Literature Association sessions considering the relationship between foodways and southern writing at the 2010 ALA Conference in Boston. All relevant proposals will be considered, but special attention will be given to proposals exploring literary representations of particular ethnic foodways in the South and/or studies of contemporary authors working in genres other than novel-length fiction, including drama, stories, poetry, and memoir. Relevant creative work is also welcomed. The conference will be held May 26-29, 2011, at the Westin-Copley Place. Please email abstracts and either a cover letter or 2-page CV by January 1, 2011, to Tara Powell at, or send hard copies to Tara Powell at the USC Institute for Southern Studies; University of South Carolina at Columbia; Gambrell Hall 107; Columbia, SC; 29208. Emailed submissions preferred. For further information about these sessions or SSSL, please contact Tara Powell, or for information about the conference, consult the ALA website at