Walker Percy

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Karey Perkins / Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism
contact email: 

Papers for this session may focus on any aspect of Walker Percy’s life and works, either fiction or non-fiction.  Especially welcome are topics relevant to the South Atlantic Modern Longauge Association's 2019 conference theme: “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships.”  For Percy, the human capacity for language and for naming gives us our identity and is only possible through relationships of intersubjectivity.  Percy wrote extensively on language, creating his “radical anthropology” based on his unique semiotic, with these themes pervasive in his novels.  For more information about conference theme, see:  https://samla.memberclicks.net/  

Please send 300-word abstracts by May 15, 2019, to Dr. Karey Perkins, kareyperkins@gmail.com, Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism, http://www.pragmaticism.net. Please also include a brief bio and any A/V requirements in your abstract.