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Call for Papers    

 

“Filming” the South and Southern Literature and the Visual
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
Deadline: January 13, 2003

American Literature Association Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency
Cambridge, MA 02139

May 22-25, 2003

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature will sponsor TWO panels at ALA 2003.

I. “Filming” the South
II. Southern Literature and the Visual

Papers or proposals requested on any aspect of a parallel tradition: the visual, even cinematic, mode within Southern literature; and the space of the South in the American film imagination. From “Birth of a Nation” to “Song of the South,” from “Cool Hand Luke” to “Driving Miss Daisy,” how and why has the South been portrayed on film? How does the literary gothic or grotesque modes of authors like Faulkner, O’Connor or Wright enact a spectacular visual, even cinematic, sensibility? What is the relation between literary work and the film adaptation? What is the relation between region, race, and the spectacle?

Send or e-mail proposals of approximately 500 words plus 1-2 page CV to Judith Jackson Fossett by Monday, 13 January 2003.

ALL INQUIRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO:
Judith
Jackson Fossett
Department of English
420 Taper Hall
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
fossett@usc.edu  (no attachments please)

THANK YOU!

Judith Jackson Fossett
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Program in
American Studies & Ethnicity
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354

e-mail: fossett@usc.edu 
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