CALL FOR PAPERS:
Fourth Annual Global Souths Conference
Formerly the Deep South in the Global South Conference
March 19-21, 2020
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
“Doing southern studies is unmasking and refusing the binary thinking--‘North’/‘South,’ nation/South, First World/Third World, self/other--that postcolonial studies has taught us is the most damaging rhetorical structure of empire. Doing southern studies is thinking geographically, thinking historically, thinking relationally, thinking about power, thinking about justice, thinking back.” --Scott Romaine & Jennifer Rae Greeson
Introduction to Keywords for Southern Studies
The Global Souths conference is a three-day, interdisciplinary conference that aims to explore the connections between the U. S. South and the Global South. The South is more than place. It is a point of connection, a nexus of ideas transcending both geographical and ideological boundaries.
We invite all scholars and graduate students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to submit critical and creative proposals that explore humanity’s interactions with and responses to an increasingly globalized world.
Space, Place, and Globalization
Challenging notions of “Global North/South”
The language of a global identity
Conceptualizations of passing; ethnic hybridity
Interethnic influences and cultural appropriations
Global feminisms; Women and nation building
War and Revolution
Urban development and gentrification
Imperialism and subalternity
Commodification of place; the World Tourism Organization and Poverty
World Health Organization; Global Hysteria and Epidemics
Labor politics; NAFTA and the WTO
Pedagogy for generating/transforming learning
The conference organizers welcome and encourage complete panel submissions as well as individual paper abstract submissions. Creative submissions related to the conference theme are also welcome.
The deadline for individual papers and complete panel submissions is October 31st, 2019.
Submit all proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduate Student Travel Grant applications should be sent to email@example.com. Please visit our website for more information: www.DSGSconference.weebly.com
Caitlin Vance & Rachel Ewing, Co-Chairs of the Global South Conference Programming Committee