CFP - Southern Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery (1-2 February 2019)

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Call for Papers
October 22, 2018
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Economic History / Studies

CFP: Southern Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery, AL,
February 1-2, 2019
Now in its eleventh year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference, hosted by Auburn University
at Montgomery, explores themes related to the American South across a wide array of disciplines
and methodologies. Registrants to the two-day conference enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed
panels, two distinguished keynote speakers and a visiting artist, who gives a talk and mounts a
gallery exhibition.
The 2019 Conference Committee invites proposals for twenty-minute academic papers or
creative presentations on any aspect of Southern Studies (broadly defined), including those
relating to the fields of anthropology, geography, art history, history, literature, theater, music,
communications, political science, and sociology. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches
to this theme are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
--Southern food studies
--Pedagogy and the teaching of Southern topics
--Canonicity and the South
--Slavery and the American South
--Civil War narratives
--Civil Rights narratives
--Southern Geographies
--Explorations of race and conflict in the South
--Religion in the South
--Southern literature
--History of science or medicine in the South
--Southern arts (in any medium or genre)
--Southern architecture
--Explorations of the Southern worker
--Southern politics
--Anthropological studies of the South
--Sociological studies of the South
--Southern music
--Cross-cultural exchanges between the South and other geographic areas
--Native American topics of the South
--Stories of immigration/migration and border-crossings
--Contemporary re/mis-conceptions of "The South"
--Presentations by artists/performers/writers working in the South/making work about the South
Proposals can be emailed to and should include a 250-word abstract
and a 2-page CV. The deadline for submission is October 22, 2018. Please note that
submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend, if accepted. Presenters will be
notified of acceptance by November 2018. For more information, please visit the conference
website, or contact Naomi Slipp, Conference Director and Assistant Professor of Art History,
Auburn University at Montgomery:

Contact Info: 

Naomi Slipp or Ben H. Severance

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Auburn University Montgomery

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