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Delta Symposium XVI: Region and the
Politics of Culture issues call for papers
Nov. 6, 2009 --
The Department of English and Philosophy at Arkansas State
University opens a call for papers and presentations for the 16th annual
Delta Symposium, to be held on the campus of ASU-Jonesboro
April 7-10, 2010. The deadline for entries is
Jan. 15, 2010.
support this year's theme of "Region and the Politics of Culture"
are especially encouraged. Symposium participants will
offer presentations that explore ways in which the representation of
culture within the region is implicated in wider social and political
movement, but other proposals relevant to the history, culture, arts,
music, or politics of the region are also welcome.
The symposium hosts scholars and students of the humanities and social
sciences, and features multidisciplinary presentations on topics ranging
from blues and other forms of music associated with the Delta to
historical and contemporary issues relevant to the region. Papers are
welcomed from scholars in all disciplines.
The event offers a variety
of presentations, including panels, musical and theatrical performances,
keynote speakers, and readings/signings by prominent authors and poets. Trudier Harris, the author of “Summer Snow” and “The Scary Mason Dixon
Line,” who recently retired from the Department of English and
Comparative Literature at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill,
and Roland Freeman, the photographer-founder of the Group for Cultural
Documentation in Washington, D.C., and a winner of the 2007 National
Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, have
agreed to headline the program.
Further information can be had by
contacting the Delta Symposium Committee or by checking the Symposium
Web site at:
For more details, contact the Delta Symposium Committee co-chair
Dr. Carol O’Connor
at (870) 972-3973. Submit entries to ASU College of
Humanities and Social Services, P.O. Box 1150, State University, AR