CFP: Contemporary Southern Literature (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

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Chris Bloss
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Call for Papers: Contemporary Southern Literature

PCA/ACA Conference

April 12-15, 2006, Atlanta



The South remains an interesting source of observation—literature,
history, culture, etc.

This call for papers seeks contributors offering a wide variety of
interpretations and criticisms of contemporary Southern literature and
culture against the backdrop of popular culture and postmodern
society, although other approaches are also solicited. Presentations
covering a broad range of Southern literature pieces and critical
approaches are welcome; presentations should be developed for a
20-minute reading.


Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

· Any new and rising Southern author's work

· Contrasts between Flannery O'Connor's and other contemporary
author's work

· Southern literature in the age of postmodernism

· Gender roles in contemporary work

· Religion and/or feminist themes

· Creative writing in context of the South

· New readings of traditionally-accepted Southern literature

· Film explications (compare and/or contrast)

· Anything dealing with Southern literature or culture

· Art and Music

· Creative submissions


These are only suggestions, and all approaches and subjects are
welcome and appreciated.


Please be open and creative with the items you select in this
category, as well as your interpretations; all submissions concerning
popular culture are considered. Additionally, if you have a panel
that deserves special attention, please let me know in your letter or
email so I can recommend it to the PCA Administration. Basically,
anything dealing with the South is fair game.


Please submit a 250-word abstract to Christopher Bloss, Area Chair, by
November 1, 2005. Contributors will be notified by email within two
days of submission. The conference takes place April 12-15, 2006.
Please submit both an email and a telephone number, along with
institutional affiliation (if any) with your abstract.


Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or require
additional information.

Information about the hotel follows:


Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 USA
Phone: 1-404-521-0000

Hope to see you in Atlanta!




Christopher R. Bloss

Assistant Professor

Southern Literature and Culture, Area Chair/ National PCA

Columbus State University

Columbus, GA

Office: (706) 565-3685

Home: (706) 341-7447



Christopher R. Bloss
Coordinator of Instruction
Assistant Professor of Library Science
Schwob Memorial Library, room 140
Columbus State University
Columbus, GA 31907
Office: (706) 565-3685
Home: (706) 507-1305

--Christopher R. BlossCoordinator of Instruction andAssistant Professor of Library ScienceColumbus State UniversityColumbus, GA 31907 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Mon Aug 22 2005 - 10:51:50 EDT