CFP: Appalachian Studies (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Jimmy Smith
contact email: 
jdsmith@unionky.edu

Appalachia was, and remains, one place where Americans' thoughts go when the=
y have to re-think what it means to be American. Whether it is understood as=
 the First Frontier, the original Old West, or an Eden infested with the sna=
kes of race, class, and violence, Appalachia offers exceedingly fertile grou=
nd for popular and scholarly investigation.

Presentations covering a broad range of Appalachian culture

are welcome, as are thematic panels composed of three to

four presentations. Topics may include:

--Appalachian music

--Appalachian writers

--Appalachia in film

--Appalachia in television

--Gender in Appalachia

--"Fighting Back" in Appalachia

--Affrilachia

--Melungeons

--The changing landscape of Appalachia

--Modernity and postmodernity in Appalachia

--Appalachian religions

--Defining "Appalachia" from inside and out

--The cultural identity of problematic Appalachia

          (e.g., textile mill villages and the Piedmont)

--Creative submissions

These are just suggestions, of course; Appalachia is too diverse a region to=
 be shoehorned into the few categories listed above. Presentations should la=
st from fifteen to twenty minutes.

The Popular Culture Association will provide DVD players

and televisions; you should arrange to provide other audio-visual equipment.=
 Proposals of around 250 words should be emailed to jdsmith_at_unionky.edu. Inc=
lude the proposal, along with greetings, questions, personal information, et=
c. in the body of the email.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2006

Prof. Jimmy Dean Smith

jdsmith_at_unionky.edu

English

Union College

Barbourville, KY 40906

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cfp categories: 
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