AfriGeneas Writers Forum
CFP: Music and Southern Writing
Call for Papers
MLA 2009—Philadelphia, Dec. 27-30, 2009
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature seeks proposals for 20-minute papers on the subject of Music and Southern Writing.
Proposals welcome on the connections, intersections, and interactions between music and writing in the southern United States. Papers might address the nature of narrative and lyric in southern writing; oral traditions of song and chant; the role of the musician in southern literature; the blues (or jazz) aesthetic in literature; or southern writing and any aspect of musical expression. These suggestions are not meant to be exhaustive—other approaches are welcome.
Please send abstracts of 300-500 words, along with any requests for a-v support, to Barbara Ladd (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 5, 2009. Inquiries welcome.