CFP Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Culture, and Scholarship

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Walters State Community College
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The theme of "Defining Ourselves" opens the conversation of exploring and defining Appalachian literature and culture for ourselves and for the outside world. We are seeking individual and panel presentations from faculty members, independent scholars, and students who have an interest in all aspects of Appalachian literature and culture.
The 2nd Annual Mildred Haun Conference invites papers that explore --but are not limited to-- the following broad areas of interest:
1.Multiculturalism in Appalachia (past, present, and future)
2.Treatment of Appalachia in Literature and culture, especially as regards prevailing stereotypes
3.Creative Writing and Publication
4.Research projects, papers, and/or panel discussions focused on attempts to produce an adequate definition of 'Appalachian'

Special consideration will be given to papers focusing on Mildred Haun and/or her work
Special consideration will be given to papers focusing on Wilma Dykeman and/or her work

Abstracts (not exceeding 350 words) along with a brief narrative bio (not exceeding 150 words) are to be sent to before November 15, 2011. Include desired length of presentation. Abstracts should be name, affiliation, contact information, and area of interest. Website