Southern Literature CFPs for 2012 American Literature Association [May 24-27; deadline Jan 15]

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE
2012 American Literature Association Conference
May 24-27 in San Francisco
Calls for Papers (2)
Deadline: January 15, 2012

“Urban Landscapes in Southern Literature"

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature issues a call for papers for one or more ALA sessions considering urban landscapes in southern literature for the 2012 American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco. All relevant proposals will be considered, but special attention will be given to proposals focusing on literary representations of sense of place in specific iconic southern cities, such as New Orleans, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Charleston, New Orleans, Savannah, and others. Relevant creative work is also welcomed. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Embarcadero Center. Please email abstracts and either a cover letter or 2-page CV by January 15, 2012, to Tara Powell at tfpowell@gmail.com. For further information about these sessions or SSSL, please contact Tara Powell, or for information about the conference, consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

"Southern Necrologies"

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature issues a call for papers for ALA sessions considering southern literary accounts of death and deathways, including (but not limited to) forms of southern haunting and horror, for the 2012 American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco. All relevant proposals on multiethnic, hemispheric, global, and/or U.S. southern writers and writings will be considered, but special attention will be given to proposals that a) explore "southern necrologies" in the plural or b) uncouple "southern" and "gothic" in the interests of developing more expansive notions of southern horror. Relevant creative work is also welcomed. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Embarcadero Center. Please email abstracts and either a cover letter or 2-page CV by January 15, 2012, to Eric Gary Anderson at eandersd@gmu.edu. For further information about these sessions or SSSL, please contact Tara Powell at tfpowell@gmail.com or Eric Anderson, or for information about the conference, consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
postcolonial
twentieth_century_and_beyond