SAMLA 87 CFP: Nadine Gordimer: Honoring Her Legacy

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Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
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Gordimer is well known for her depiction of moral and racial issues, especially as related to life under apartheid in South Africa. With Gordimer's passing in 2014, twenty years after the transition to majority rule, the question of her legacy is not immediately apparent. Given the current climate in which apartheid studies are beginning to be seen as no longer relevant to the future of South Africa, this panel welcomes papers that explore her unique literary contribution and influence and suggest how she should be remembered over time. Papers exploring her novels, short stories, or essays are all welcome. By June 15, please submit a 300-word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Renee Schatteman (