Woody @ 100: Woody Guthrie's Legacy to Working Men and Women

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Penn State University

Call for papers
Woody Guthrie at 100: Woody's Legacy to Working Men and Women
A Conference and Concerts at Penn State
The GRAMMY Museum is partnering with the Guthrie Family and
the Woody Guthrie Archives to create the centennial celebrations
of Guthrie's life and work. The year-long celebration will include a
host of concerts, programs, and events taking place throughout the
country. Penn State is one of four universities that will host those
events, and we seek papers for an interdisciplinary conference
devoted to Woody Guthrie and his legacy.
The conference on September 7–9, 2012, will include performances
on the evenings of Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8.
Papers may address any aspect of Guthrie's legacy and influence —
with regard to folk music, art, literature, rhetoric, philosophy, media
studies, politics, and culture; labor history; gender, free speech, and
class issues; the history of social movements; the global fight against
fascism; and/or the work of the many writers, artists, and musicians
whom Guthrie inspired and influenced.
Send 200-word abstracts to:
woodyguthrie.psu.conference@gmail.com by March 1, 2012.