"Memories, Histories, Fantasies" January 29-February 2, 2014 Crown Plaza Richmond Downtown Richmond, Virginia

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Southern Humanities Council Conference
January 29-February 2, 2014 Crown Plaza Richmond Downtown Richmond, Virginia

"Memories, Histories, Fantasies"

The 2014 Southern Humanities Council Conference invites proposals for papers on the theme "Memories, Histories, Fantasies." The topic is interdisciplinary and invites proposals from all disciplines and areas of study, as well as creative pieces including but not limited to performance, music, art, and literature. (Please note that the name of our organization simply reflects its having been founded in the U.S. south; no presenter is expected to present anything "southern," though southern topics are also welcomed. Conference attendees come from all over the United States and Canada.) Send proposals of 300-500 words to Mark Ledbetter at shcouncil@gmail.com or if sending by U.S. Postal Service, Mark Ledbetter, Executive Director, SHC, P.O. Box 2546, The College of St. Rose, 432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203. If possible, send all proposals by email. Proposals are due by December 15, 2013.Topics are not limited to but may address any of the following areas, and may integrate the theme in trans-disciplinary or interdisciplinary ways, that is, the paper may address memories or histories or fantasies from particular perspectives OR a paper may address the integration of two or more dimensions of the theme.
Possible Topics: Memories, Histories, Fantasies and/or

Literature; Art
; Art History; Psychology; Poetry; Sociology; Childhood;
Performance; Disability; Love; Senses and Memory; History/Historical Memory; Pleasure/Desire
; Sense of Self; Gender, Race/Ethnicity;
Sex/Sexuality; Social Class; Religion/Spirituality; Truth/Truths
Virtues/Vices; Culture/Memory in Culture; Animal/Animals;
Music/Music History; Cinema; Culture
; Education/Educative;
; Philosophy;
 History of Ideas/The Idea of History;
Folk History;
 Imagination; Human/Animal/Machine
The Symbolic;
 New Media