The South and Sexuality (MLA 2013) January 3-6, 2013 / Boston, MA

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Lisa Hinrichsen / MLA Southern Literature Discussion Group
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The South and Sexuality (MLA 2013)
January 3-6, 2013 / Boston, MA
Panel sponsored by the Southern Literature Discussion Group
This panel will explore the myriad roles sexuality has played in the literature, culture, and history of the U.S. South. Potential topics might include the intersections between class, race, gender and sexuality; social justice and sexual identity; the social geography of gay, lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual, and transgendered spaces; the institution of the family and the formation of sexuality; the ways in which the global economy, nationalism, and regionalism shape sexual identity; the erotics of friendship; reproduction and maternity; religion and sexuality. Given the multi-faceted nature of this topic, proposals of an interdisciplinary nature are particularly encouraged.

Please send a 500 word abstract by March 10, 2012 to Dr. Lisa Hinrichsen, Department of English, University of Arkansas, 333 Kimpel Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701 or lhinrich at Proposals and queries welcome before the deadline.