Exciting Updates: Southern Regional Composition Conference

deadline for submissions: 
January 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Regional Composition Conference
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This is a reminder that January 15 is the deadline for proposals for the 5th Annual Southern Regional Composition Conference that is taking place on Friday, March 30, 2018, at the University of Memphis as part of the MLK50 festivities. The theme of the conference is "Rights and Responsibilities" and the CFP, registration form, and other info can be accessed here: https://sites.google.com/view/srcc2018 I do have a couple updates I want to share. Unfortunately, our original keynote speaker, Victor Villanueva, is no longer able to participate. However, I'm happy to share that Jacqueline Jones Royster will now be giving the keynote. We also have second keyonote that has just been annoucned: a talk/performance by the Broadway actor Daniel J. Watts, whose most recent credits include Hamilton, Motown the Musical, and After Midnight. He also recently starred in The Death of the Last Black Man on Earth and Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole. He will be sharing an original talk (which includes some spoken-word poetry) about his experiences as a writer and activist and what it means to work to change the minds of people who don't share your viewpoint. As well, conference registrants are welcome to attend the "Seeing Civil Rights" symposium taking place that Thursday, and it was just announced that in addition to the artist Deborah Willis, New York Times photography critic Teju Cole will also be speaking at the event. 

Please note that even if you don't plan to present a paper, the conference is free to attend, but you do need to register. 

Please contact conference chair Dr. Will Duffy (weduffy@memphis.edu) with any questions.