Never-Yet-Forever US South panel for SASA 2017

deadline for submissions: 
August 31, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Southern American Studies Association
contact email: 

“The Never-Yet-Forever U.S. South: Migrations and Circulations of Contemporary Southern Media”
(Southern American Studies Association Biennial Conference, March 2-4, 2017, The College of William & Mary)

I invite you to submit a paper abstract for a SASA panel focused on contemporary and emergent Southern media. Ideally, the panel will consist of papers focused on a range of diverse texts—e.g., print or online magazines, advertisements, photographs, social media sites, blogs, television shows, narrative or documentary films, graphic novels, memorialization efforts, etc. Presenters might consider how the ideas, representations, or messages within their chosen medium travel across transregional and transnational networks and how such media make “the South” real to a variety of constituencies…or perhaps perpetuate an illusion of realness—a never-yet-forever U.S. South--to the masses. Please submit a 500-word (max) abstract and 2-page CV to by August 31st. Many thanks in advance for your submissions! Molly McGehee (Associate Professor of American Studies, Oxford College of Emory University; SASA VP)