FW: UPDATE: Scottsboro Case (1/10/04; ASA, 11/11/04-11/14/04)
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Subject: UPDATE: Scottsboro Case (1/10/04; ASA, 11/11/04-11/14/04)
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Scottsboro as Discourse
In a 1934 poem, Countee Cullen lamented American poets failure to
speak out against the Scottsboro convictions. Since then, however,
Scottsboro has become one of the most represented events in 20th-
century U.S. history. Situated at the crossroads of racial, sexual,
and class politics, Scottsboro represents a particularly charged site of
discursive contestation. This panel addresses the changing meanings of
Scottsboro from 1931 to the present through readings of literary,
dramatic, filmic, photographic, musical, and other representations. Some
suggested topics: Scottsboro and modernism(s), Scottsboro and
celebrity, Scottsboro and mass culture, Scottsboro and cultural
nationalism, Scottsboro and internationalism, Scottsboro and the politics
of genre (documentary, prison narratives, agit-prop, proletarian fiction,
newspaper editorial, historiography), Scottsboro and geography, Soviet
Scottsboro, Scottsboro and Americanism.
Send one page abstracts and cv by 1/10/2004 to sguttman@....
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it. " --James Baldwin
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