The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Culture, and Scholarship, February 1-2, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Walters State Community College
contact email: 
Abbey.Anderson@ws.edu

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Scholarship, and Culture is an attempt to explore and define 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 3rd Annual Mildred Haun Conference invites papers that explore—but are not limited to—the following broad areas of interest:
1. Scholarship related to personal and cultural stories associated with Appalachia
2. Multiculturalism in Appalachia (past, present, and future)
3. Treatment of stereotypes in Appalachian Literature and Culture
4. Creative Writing and Publication
5. Research projects, papers, and/or panel discussions focused on activism in Appalachia
6. Special consideration will be given to papers focusing on Mildred Haun and/or her work
7. Special consideration will be given to papers focusing on Jeff Daniel Marion and/or his work
Abstracts (not exceeding 350 words) along with a brief narrative bio (not exceeding 150 words) are to be sent to Abbey.Anderson@ws.edu before October 31, 2012. Abstracts should be submitted with the following information:
a) author(s) e) area of interest
b) affiliation f) title of abstract
c) email address g) body of abstract
d) telephone numbers h) desired length of presentation (e.g. 15-20 min.; 30 min.; 1 hour)

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary