The South and Sexuality @ the Southern American Studies Association 2011 Atlanta, GA February 17-19, 2011

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Lisa Hinrichsen
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The South and Sexuality

This panel will explore the myriad roles sexuality has played in the literature, culture and history of the U.S. South. Potential topics might include the intersections between class, race, gender and sexuality; the relationship between social justice and sexual identity; the social geography of gay, lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual, and transgendered spaces; the social institution of the family and the formation of sexuality; the ways in which the global economy, nationalism, and regionalism shape sexual identity; the erotics of friendship; the relationship between the public sphere and private life; reproduction and maternity; tactics of secrecy, indirection, and ambiguity; and the relationship between religion and sexuality. Given the multi-faceted nature of this topic, proposals of an interdisciplinary nature are particularly encouraged.

Please send a 150-200 word abstract plus a one-page C.V. by September 1, 2010 to Dr. Lisa Hinrichsen, Department of English, University of Arkansas, 333 Kimpel Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701 or at Proposals and queries welcome before the deadline.