UPDATE - SAMLA 2013 Charles W. Chesnutt Panel Discussion - "Charles Chesnutt Patterns and Meanings"
Charles W. Chesnutt is a thick, layered, and conflicted subject lending himself to multi-disciplinary exploration. For example, in works such as Mandy Oxendine, Chesnutt utilizes the elements of gothic psychology to confound binary racial concepts and to create the mixed-race identity matrix at the foundation of his theory of the future American.
Papers concerning Chesnutt's lesser known works and themes, papers exploring the ways in which Chesnutt's works reflect interdisciplinary engagement, and papers addressing this year's theme, "Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds" are all strongly encouraged.
Please e-mail proposed paper abstracts of not more than 300 words along with a short biography of not more than 150 words to Rachel Smith or Darren Elzie (University of Memphis) at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The deadline for submission had been extended to June 16, 2013. The Charles W. Chesnutt Association will host this panel discussion at the 2013 SAMLA Conference, which will be held at the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, GA on November 8-10.