[UPDATE] Carolina Emerging Scholars Conference (12 April 2014)

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Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars
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Reading, Writing, and Interpreting the (Dys)Functional South

The South and its cultures, traditions, celebrations, music, literature, and dialects have long been a source of fascination, derision, and entertainment for those not Southern. Southerners have the reputation of being backward, racist, and zealously religious. These stereotypes continue to be reinforced through the media and, some would argue, by Southerners themselves.

We welcome papers that treat the theme of cultural function and dysfunction in the transnational construct that has been termed the "global south" (for example, South America, southern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean, as represented both by their inhabitants and by the outside world).

Undergraduates, graduates, post-graduates, and independent scholars are invited to submit papers that emphasize the exploration and study of the humanities. Interdisciplinary papers making connections between genres (for example, the intersection of history and literature, culture and music, popular culture and media, etc.) are particularly welcome.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words are due by February 25, 2014. Abstracts should include name, title of paper, institution, contact information, and a brief bio. For panel proposals, please list topics and titles of papers and an explanation of how these papers fit together. Also, please provide a 250-word abstract from each proposed panel member. Decisions will be made by March 1, 2014. Conference details will be emailed to participants upon acceptance. Please send abstracts to: cescon@mailbox.sc.edu.

The third annual Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars Conference will be held at the University of South Carolina, Union, on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The USC-Union campus is located in the Upstate region of South Carolina, between Charlotte, NC, and Columbia, SC.

Visit our website at usclancaster.sc.edu/cesc.