Anthology - Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia

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Leslie Worthington
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Call for Papers

Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia

Contributions are sought for a critical anthology entitled Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia. The collection is interdisciplinary in scope and will bring together essays on the literatures, musics, and visual arts of the region. Rather than attempting to define 'Appalachianness,' Seeking Home will interrogate diverse 'Appalachias' and how they respond to, imagine, and negotiate the dialectic between authenticity and hybridity, tradition and modernity, the past and the present, the 'inside' (Appalachia) and the 'outside' (the transnational South). Possible subject areas include but are not limited to the following:

• Literature
• Art
• Photography
• Music
• History
• Film, Television and other Media
• Heritage
• Culture
• Gender
• Ethnicity
• Celtic Influences
• Folklore

We are particularly interested in essays discussing African American, Hispanic, and Native American perspectives. Send abstracts of 250 words to Leslie Worthington ( or Jürgen E. Grandt (

Deadline: February 1, 2012