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FW: Southern Literature (10/15/01; 3/14/02-3/16/02)

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi...aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu ... From: Jones, Paul C. [mailto:paul.jones@converse.edu] Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 10:19 AM To:
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jones, Paul C. [mailto:paul.jones@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 10:19 AM
      To: 'cfp@...'
      Subject: CFP: Southern Literature (10/15/01; 3/14/02-3/16/02)


      The Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) will hold its 2002
      conference in Lafayette, Louisiana on March 14-16, 2002. The conference's
      theme is "Southern Literature in Black and White," and featured speakers
      will include Ernest Gaines and John Shelton Reed.

      Papers on ALL TOPICS relating to southern literature will be considered.

      Because of the conference theme, papers on connections between southern
      literature and African American literature will be of particular interest.
      We especially encourage submissions dealing with race in southern
      literature; black writers as southern writers; black writers on the South,
      its history, and its contemporary culture; the influence of the South upon
      black literary movements such as the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts
      movement, and relationships between black and white southern writers and
      texts.

      Because of the setting of the conference, papers that examine Louisiana's
      various cultures and literatures as a part of the South and southern
      literature will also be of interest. Papers and panels focusing on
      Louisiana literature and writers, or writers of Cajun and Creole descent
      will be especially welcome.

      Send 500-word abstracts for individual papers or for each participant on a
      panel to Margaret Bauer, Dept. of English, East Carolina University,
      Greenville, NC 27858-4353.
      Deadline for submission: October 15, 2001.

      Questions or comments can be addressed to the conference program
      chairs-Margaret Bauer or Paul Jones-by e-mail at bauer@...
      <mailto:bauer@...> or paul.jones@...
      <mailto:paul.jones@...>

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