Contemporary Southern Poetry (Deadline 10/27)
Call for papers to be delivered at the Southern Studies Conference (Feb. 7-8) at Auburn University at Montgomery on the topic of poetry and Southern identity.
* how poets from the South do or do not see themselves as Southern
* how the work of a contemporary poet responds to the Southern regional identity
* how Southern poetry is (or isn't) represented in current anthologies, magazines, poetry movements, etc.
* how "The Southern" has been constructed in poetry
Other possible topics: Natasha Trethewey, Affrilachian poets, interrogating "Southern" as a useful construction for creating/understanding poetry.
By October 27, please submit a 300 word abstract as an e-mail attachment (MS Word or LibreOffice) to: