Reminder: Auburn University at Montgomery Southern Studies Conference

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February 5, 2016 to February 6, 2016
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Fine Arts, Literature

Now in its eighth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 5-6 February 2016. Topics may include but are not limited to:

--Southern food studies
--Slavery and the American South; slave narratives
--Civil War narratives
--Civil Rights narratives; explorations of race and conflict
--Southern religion and literature
--Ecocriticism and the landscape of Southern writing
--Regionalist writers of the American South
--Explorations of the Southern worker
--The plantation novel
--Changing conceptions of Southern aristocracy in literature
--Southern women writers
--Southern travel writing
--Southern children’s literature
--Cross-cultural exchanges between the South and other geographic areas
--Native American literature of the South
--Stories of immigration / migration and border-crossings
--Contemporary reconceptions of "The South"
--Contemporary literacy and writing programs of the American South
--Studies of works by canonical Southern authors such as Twain, Welty, and Faulkner
--Studies of works by lesser-known Southern writers

This two-day conference includes two keynote presentations. One will be given by Dr. Trudier Harris, a renowned scholar of African-American literature from the University of Alabama. The other will be given by Dr. Kenneth W. Noe, a distinguished Civil War historian from Auburn University. Registrants to the conference will also be able to enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed panels and exhibits on southern topics representing all of the liberal arts disciplines.

Proposals can be emailed to and should include a 250-word abstract and a brief CV. The deadline is 15 October 2015. Proposals will be refereed by established scholars in each discipline. For more information, please visit the conference website:

Contact Info: 

John C. Havard
Assistant Professor of English
Auburn University at Montgomery

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