Anthology - Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia

full name / name of organization: 
Leslie Worthington
contact email: 
lworthington@gsc.edu

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 (lworthington@gsc.edu) or Jürgen E. Grandt (jgrandt@gsc.edu).

Deadline: February 1, 2012

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
rhetoric_and_composition
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond