Call For Papers   

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference: March 14-16, 2002
Theme: "Southern Literature in Black and White"
Lafayette, Louisiana
Deadline: October 15, 2001
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 

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. 

Questions or comments can be addressed to the conference program chairs:
Margaret Bauer 
or Paul Jones