CFP: [American] Southern Comfort: Alcohol in Southern Literature (11/20/07 SSSL, Williamsburg, VA 04/18-20/08)

full name / name of organization: 
David A. Davis
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Several casks of beer and wine were among the cargo the original settlers
brought to Jamestown. Since then, alcohol has occupied an important place
in southern culture. This proposed panel at the Society for the Study of
Southern Literature conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, will explore the
representation of alcohol use and abuse in southern literature. Possible
topics include whiskey, bourbon, and moonshine; alcoholism and southern
writers; depictions of drinking; the temperance movement and prohibition;
race, class, gender, and drinking practices; rum and the slave trade; and
tension between alcohol and religion.

Please send a three hundred word abstract and a short CV to David A. Davis
( by November 20, 2007.

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