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FW: Digital South, Digital Futures: MLA 2012 (Seattle, January 5-8, 2012)

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  • Amos J Wright
    ... From: U.S. Southern Literature [mailto:H-SOUTHERN-LIT@H-NET.MSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Daniel Turner Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 9:05 PM To:
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      From: U.S. Southern Literature [mailto:H-SOUTHERN-LIT@...] On Behalf Of Daniel Turner
      Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2011 9:05 PM
      To: H-SOUTHERN-LIT@...
      Subject: CFP: Digital South, Digital Futures: MLA 2012 (Seattle, January 5-8, 2012)

      From: Brewton, Vincent J. <vjbrewton@...>
      Date: Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 2:28 PM
      Subject: MLA '12 Call for Papers - Digital South, Digital Futures
      To: "danielcrossturner@..." <danielcrossturner@...>

      Call for Papers - Special Session
      MLA 2012: Seattle, January 5-8, 2012

      Digital South, Digital Futures

      Given Alan Liu's contention that the digital humanities "are poised to make
      the jump from a niche field to a field-of-fields," what are the implications
      for the theory and practice of southern studies, "New" or "Old"? This panel
      seeks presentations (even "papers") that embrace the digital humanities as
      the condition of possibility for future scholarship on the U.S./Global
      South. Topics of interest might include reconsiderations of previously
      persuasive text/culture relationships; data mining/distant readings of
      southern texts; digital archival concerns; class, racial, geographic, and
      /or hemispheric digital issues; e-reading and learning; cognitive
      development and the digital; the role of the digital humanities in the
      Republican U.S. South; and the interaction between American and Southern
      studies. Will accelerating digital exchanges interrupt persistent cultural
      narratives of "the South?" Can a digital southern studies refresh the
      Southern Living/Oxford American axis of popular representations of "the
      South"?

      Proposals that explore pedagogical innovation, summon external funding, or
      involve collaboration are as welcome as those that undertake the literary
      and cultural historiography of the U.S./Global South with new tools and
      methods.

      Please email 300 word abstracts as attachments (along with specific A/V
      requests) by March 10, 2011, to Vince Brewton, vjbrewton@.... All panel
      participants must be members of MLA before April 1, 2011.




      Vincent J. Brewton
      Department of English
      University of North Alabama
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