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Call for Papers    



Southern Literature
Deadline: November 15, 2003
PCA/ACA 2004 National Conference
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas
April 7 – 10, 2004

Contemporary Southern literature remains a rich and growing area for
ongoing discussion, critical analysis, and further exploration within the
context of society. This call for papers seeks contributions over a wide
variety of interpretations and critical approaches of Southern literature
against the backdrop of popular culture and/or postmodern society.
Papers covering a broad range of contemporary Southern literature are
welcome, and presentations should be developed for a 15-minute

Possible topics may include, but are certainly not limited to:

--Individual and society in the work of Lewis Nordan or Jack Butler (for example)

--Relationships between the work of Flannery O’Connor and that of other contemporary authors

--Gender roles and/or feminist themes and interpretations

--Contemporary Southern literature and postmodernism

--Relationships between religion and society

All submissions treating contemporary Southern literature and culture will
be considered. Please submit a 250-word abstract to the address below
(email attachments are accepted). With the abstract, include:

--Affiliation (school, business, or organization, if any)
--Mailing address (for you)
--E-mail address (usual means of communication)
--Telephone number (generally not used, unless emergency arises)

Submissions will be acknowledged by email within two days of the receipt
of abstract.


Christopher Bloss
Area Chair, Southern Literature, PCA
Assistant Professor
I.D. Weeks Library
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office: (605) 677-6615

Leslie Fife, Ph.D.
Program Coord., Nat'l PCA/ACA
English Dept., 205 Morrill Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
405.624.8428; fax 405.744.6326