Fwd: Conference CFP (Souths, Global and Local)

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Wed Jan 17 16:19:07 UTC 2001

>Our thanks to Sonja for sending this around, but it is a pretty sad
>commentary -  either on us (for not letting people know that
>linguists are interested in, have been interested in, and have
>important things to say about such topics) or on the University of
>Florida's English Department [sic] which apparently wants to sponsor
>a conference on "Southern Identity" but "forgot" language. (Well,
>maybe they just "gave it" to the local linguists so they could get
>down to their more important work.)

dInIs (harumph)

>FYI. Although it doesn't mention language in the South, that topic
>does not seem to be excluded.  --SL
>>Call for Papers:
>>"Souths, Global and Local: An Interdisciplinary Conference"
>>April 5-7, 2001
>>University of Florida
>>Gainesville, Florida
>>What have been, and continue to be, the connotations of "the South?"  Why
>>and how are regional spaces marked, mapped and/or constructed?  How
>>might southern regions be studied in juxtaposition with one another? How
>>these questions intersect with work in regional studies, cultural studies,
>>critical theory, foreign languages, literature, history,
>>architecture, environmental studies, economics, political science, gender
>>studies, film and media studies, sociology,
>>anthropology, music and fine arts?
>>We invite papers and/or presentations which examine the identifications
>>and significations of southern regions from local and/or global contexts
>>(and also contexts which interrogate the global/local opposition).
>>Creative works and performances along with panel presentations will be
>>Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
>>Southern Regionalisms in the Arts
>>The Two Birminghams: England's Center for Cultural Studies and Birmingham,
>>The "Global South" and Late Capitalism
>>Modernity and Development in "the South"
>>The South of Which North?
>>Roundtable: Editing Journals in/about southern regions
>>Travel and Tourism
>>Artistic and Cultural Representations of "the South"
>>Southern Cartographies and (Post)Colonialism
>>Nostalgia and/or Primitivism
>>Nationalisms and "the South"
>>Southern Identities (Ethnic, Gendered, Classed)
>>Geographies and the Digital
>>Craft and Design
>>Regionalism and/in Popular Culture
>>Comparative Southern Regionalisms
>>Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes each.
>>Please send two copies of a one-page abstract or proposal by February 1,
>>2001 to:
>>ego at clas.ufl.edu
>>c/o Department of English.
>>PO BOX 117310
>>University of Florida
>>Gainesville, FL 32611-117310
>>This conference is sponsored by the Department of English, ACCENT, and the
>>of Liberal Arts and Science Student Council and organized by the English
>>For further information, visit:  http://web.nwe.ufl.edu/EGO/
>>"To be eaten by a sandwich..."
>>University of Florida
>>Yellow Dog:
>Sonja L. Lanehart
>Department of English      706-542-2260 (office)
>University of Georgia      706-542-1261 (messages)
>300 Park Hall              706-542-2181 (fax)
>Athens, GA 30605-6205      lanehart at arches.uga.edu

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
preston at pilot.msu.edu
Office: (517)353-0740
Fax: (517)432-2736

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