Contemporary American Creative Non-Fiction

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Diana Eidson, South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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The genre of creative nonfiction—exemplified both by engaging, intellectual essays and by narratives with attention to literary style—has received increasing scholarly and public attention. Moreover, such writing is taking new forms—on the page, as in the past, and on the web as well. This panel highlights and celebrates creative non-fiction composed for both page and screen. Papers on any aspect of writing, writing about, or teaching creative nonfiction are welcomed, and papers that connect to this year's special focus-"Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds"-are especially encouraged. By June 25, 2013, please send abstracts of 300 words or so and a brief bio to Diana Eidson, Georgia State University, at

This panel will be a regular session at the 85th Annual Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, November 8-10, 2013 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center. More information on the conference is available at