UPDATE: Southern Literature & Culture (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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Leslie Fife
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    CFP: Southern Literature and Culture
  PCA/ACA Conference
  April 4-7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
  UPDATED Submission Deadline: 3 November 2006
  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, Q&A included.
  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 authors' works
  --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 (submit to Sam Starnes; see below)
  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 by November 3, 2006 to
  the appropriate chair below. Contributors will be notified
  by email within two days of submission. The conference takes
  place April 4-7, 2007. Please submit both an email and a
  telephone number, along with institutional affiliation (if any)
  with your abstract.
  Please feel free to contact either chair if you have questions or
  require additional information.
  Hope to see you in Boston!
  Christopher Bloss
  Schwob Library
  Library 140
  Columbus State University
  Columbus, GA 31907
  (reflects Southern Culture & Tradition)
  Joe Samuel Starnes
  Dept. of English
  Montclair State University
  20 Floyd Road
  Verona, NJ 07044

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