SSSL Calls for Papers for ALA 2014 (May 22-25)

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of Southern Literature / American Literature Association
contact email: 
tfpowell@gmail.com

SSSL Call for Papers for ALA 2014

SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE
2014 American Literature Association Conference
Washington, D.C. May 22-25, 2014

Call for Papers (2)
Deadline: January 15, 2014

“The South in the Mid-Atlantic”

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites paper proposals related to southern literature and southern literary history in the mid-Atlantic region. Examples of possible approaches include studies of works set in Washington, D.C., Maryland, or other mid-Atlantic locations; considerations of ideas about writing in this region informed by new work in southern studies; or explorations of border-ambidextrous authors. Proposals related to genres other than the novel, as well as relevant creative work, are welcome also. Please email abstracts and either a cover letter or 2-page CV by January 15, 2014, to Tara Powell at tfpowell@gmail.com. For further information about these sessions or SSSL, please contact Tara Powell, or for information about the conference, consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

“The Dixie Limited Derailed?”

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites paper proposals for an ALA session reconsidering Flannery O’Connor’s assessment of William Faulkner as the Dixie Limited train in whose path no southern writer would want his “mule and wagon” stalled. Was this true, is this true, and what might we say about the influence of Faulkner on southern writing today? Are other major authors playing such a role today? Examples of possible approaches include considerations of O’Connor’s observation in her time or later; explorations of the notion of influence in literary studies; or studies of relationships between the work of contemporary writers and major twentieth-century writers such as Faulkner, O’Connor herself, James Dickey, Walker Percy, Cormac McCarthy, Tennessee Williams, and others. Proposals related to genres other than the novel, or that combine genres, as well as relevant creative work, are welcome also. Please email abstracts and either a cover letter or 2-page CV by January 15, 2014, to Tara Powell at tfpowell@gmail.com. For further information about these sessions or SSSL, please contact Tara Powell, or for information about the conference, consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
poetry
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond