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CFP: Re-mapping the American South (UK) (1/30/06; 10/8/06-10/10/06)

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  • Amos J Wright
    Fyi... ajwright@uab.edu     ... From: Sarah Robertson To: cfp@english.upenn.edu Sent: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 15:53:57 +0100 Subject:
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      From: Sarah Robertson <Sarah.Robertson@...>
      To: cfp@...
      Sent: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 15:53:57 +0100
      Subject: CFP: Re-mapping the American South (UK) (1/30/06;
      10/8/06-10/10/06)
      Please find below a call for papers:
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      Call For Papers: Re-mapping the American South, 01/30/06;
      10/08/06-10/10/=
      06

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      A Two-Day Conference, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK,
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      0 September, 2006.

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      Proposals for 20-minute presentations or panels of three to four
      presente=
      rs are invited for a conference on Re-mapping the American South, to
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      place at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, 8-10
      Septem=
      ber, 2006.

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      William Faulkner believed that he would not live long enough to
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      the possibilities of his Yoknapatawpha County, his "own little postage
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      tamp of native soil". Whilst that "little postage stamp" may never be
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      ly exhausted, recent studies of the American South explore the
      limitation=
      s of focusing too closely on the region as a unique space. Rather, the
      em=
      ergences of transatlantic and postcolonial theories have instigated
      discu=
      ssions of the South in relation to other regions and cultures. Over two
      d=
      ays the conference will explore the question of the American South in a
      g=
      lobal context, examining links with Europe as well as the cross-cultural
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      references between the region and South America and Asia. The event will
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      encompass historical, literary and cultural perspectives.

      Re-mapping the American South notably takes in Bristol, one
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      f the major British ports involved in the Slave Trade. The conference
      wil=
      l include a walking tour of Bristol's slavery sites, in addition to an
      op=
      ening reception and dinner in one of Bristol's harbour-side restaurants.
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      Suggested topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

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      *=09Caribbean influences=20
      *=09The migration of musical forms between the south and the rest of the
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      world
      *=09The legacy of the Slave Trade=20
      *=09Asian immigration into the American South
      *=09Transatlantic dialogues =20
      *=09Poverty across regions
      *=09The Civil War in a global context
      *=09Postcolonial studies of the South
      *=09Border crossings between the region and South America
      *=09The Civil Rights Movement
      *=09Modernization and Agrarianism

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      Please send individual proposals or panel suggestions, together with any
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      other enquiries, to Dr Sarah Robertson (Sarah.Robertson@...). The
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      eadline for proposals is 30 January 2006.=20

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      Dr Sarah Robertson

      University of the West of England

      St Matthias Campus

      Bristol

      BS16 2JP

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      Dr Sarah Robertson
      School of English and Drama
      University of the West of England
      Oldbury Court Road
      Fishponds
      Bristol
      BS16 2JP
      E-mail: Sarah.Robertson@...


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