SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE

2015 American Literature Association Conference

Boston, MA May 21-24, 2015

Deadline: January 20, 2015

  

Call for Papers #1

“Atlantic Souths”

In celebration of the planned Boston 2016 meeting focusing on “The South in the North,” the Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites paper proposals for ALA 2015 related to southern literature and southern literary history in the Atlantic South, broadly construed. Examples of possible approaches include studies of works set in Atlantic South locations; considerations of ideas about writing in this region informed by new work in southern studies, especially relating to Transatlantic, Caribbean, African, and Gulf Souths (including colonial); and explorations of expatriate or border-ambidextrous authors. Proposals related to genres other than the novel, as well as relevant creative work, are welcome also.

Please email abstracts and either a cover letter or 2-page CV by January 20, 2015, to Tara Powell at tfpowell@gmail.com. For further information about this session or SSSL, please contact Tara Powell, or for information about the conference, consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

 

Call for Papers #2

“Southern Modernism”

The Thomas Wolfe Society and the Society for the Study of Southern Literature invite paper proposals for ALA 2015 related to the influence of southern modernism in twentieth-century literature. Examples of possible approaches might include studies of the influence of specific southern modernist authors such as Thomas Wolfe, James Agee, Richard Wright, and others not represented by author societies at this year’s ALA on American or international literatures of the twentieth century; reconsiderations of the influence of Fugitive poetics on American poetry or specific poets, such as James Dickey or Natasha Trethewey; or new directions in the study of Thomas Wolfe or his contemporaries. Proposals related to genres other than the novel, as well as relevant creative work, are welcome also.

Please email abstracts and either a cover letter or 2-page CV by January 20, 2015, to Tara Powell at tfpowell@gmail.com. For further information about this session or SSSL, please contact Tara Powell, or for information about the conference, consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org. For information about the Thomas Wolfe Society, see http://www.thomaswolfe.org/.