2018 AUM Southern Studies Conference

deadline for submissions: 
October 16, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
contact email: 

Now in its tenth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 9-10 February 2018. Topics may include but are not limited to:

--Southern food studies
--Slavery and the American South; slave narratives
--Civil War narratives
--Civil Rights narratives; explorations of race and conflict
--Southern religion and literature
--Ecocriticism and the landscape of Southern writing
--Regionalist writers of the American South
--Explorations of the Southern worker
--The plantation novel
--Changing conceptions of Southern aristocracy in literature
--Southern populism and literature
--Southern women writers
--Southern travel writing
--Southern children's literature
--Cross-cultural exchanges between the South and other geographic areas
--Native American literature of the South
--Stories of immigration / migration and border-crossings
--Contemporary reconceptions of "The South"
--Contemporary literacy and writing programs of the American South
--Studies of works by canonical Southern authors such as Twain, Welty, and Faulkner
--Studies of works by lesser-known Southern writers
--The U.S. South in the context of the Global South, especially the Caribbean and Latin America

Proposals can be emailed to southernstudies@aum.edu and should include a 250-word abstract and a brief CV. The deadline is 16 October 2017. Proposals will be refereed by established scholars in each discipline. For more information, please visit the conference website:


or contact

John C. Havard, Conference Director
Associate Professor of English
Auburn University at Montgomery