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Call for Papers    



"The Problem of Displacement in Flannery O’Connor’s Works and Life”
Deadline: March 28, 2003

The Flannery O'Connor Society (SAMLA) invites papers or proposals on "The Problem of Displacement in Flannery O'Connor's Works and Life" for the annual meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, held
November 14-16, 2003 in Atlanta, GA.

Deadline: 3/28/03

The Society welcomes varying interpretations of "displacement," whether related to the author's life, letters, or works. Displaced persons, misfits, and trickster figures populate O'Connor's fiction, and depending on the reader's point of view, they either punctuate or pervert the author's intent. Whether they be explorations of location, the body, religion, or the mind or analyses of theme or characterization, papers should uncover the "roots" of that which has been "displaced."

Submissions should be eight to ten (8-10) typed pages with an anticipated reading time of fifteen to twenty minutes. Please submit as an e-mail attachment (in Word for Windows or WordPerfect) one copy of the completed paper or a two-three page abstract to Additionally, send regular mail one hard copy of the paper or abstract, along with Personal Contact Information, including phone and e-mail, to the session Chair:

Dr. Linda Rohrer Paige
Department of Literature and Philosophy
P. O. Box 8023
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30460-8023

Include SASE for return of hard copy materials. Inquiries may be made via e-mail.