Images of Motherhood in Contemporary Southern Film, November 7-9, 2014 (Abstract by June 1st)

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Watson / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

"Images of Motherhood in Contemporary Southern Film"

This panel invites papers that examine depictions of the United States South and southerners in contemporary film with particular interest in how motherhood or images of motherhood are portrayed.

Examples include but are not limited to : Gone with the Wind, The Help, Princess and the Frog, The Hunger Games series, Steel Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Waterboy, Sweet Home Alabama, and Big Fish.

Please send abstract of 250-500 words and short bio by June 1st to Heather Watson at heather.oneal55@gmail.com. The 86th annual SAMLA conference will be held November 7-9, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga at the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center.