Call for Papers
writer and civil rights activist Lillian Smith edited a regional magazine,
South Today, for 10 years, the first magazine to oppose racial segregation;
published numerous essays and seven books in her lifetime, including a
controversial best-selling novel, Strange Fruit (1944); the controversial
and autobiographical Killers of the Dream (1949); and a polemical response
to Brown vs. the Board of Education, Now is the Time (1955). Scholarly
interest in Smith has increased during the past two
Papers on any aspect of Smith's work are invited, particularly those that examine Smith's place among heretofore more exalted writers in the mid-twentieth century South. Also, how has Smith influenced other writers, editors and/or activists?
Proposals of up to 500 words for papers limited to 20 minutes should be submitted to Claire Pamplin at firstname.lastname@example.org by the April 15, 2005.