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CFP: America’s southern cultures and identities: language, customs, literature (South Carolina State University)

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CFP: America’s southern cultures and identities: language, customs, literature (South Carolina State University)

March 1, 2017

South Carolina State University’s Department of English and The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) will host an inter-disciplinary Conference on October  6, 2017.

Conference Theme:  America’s southern cultures and identities:  language, customs, literature.

The organizing committee is soliciting proposals for 20-minute presentations on topics related to language, culture, dialects, literature, film, communities, and other  areas that highlight research and documentation studies on  South Carolina’s cultures and languages as well as Southern regional cultures, languages and communities.  Please send a 250-300 word abstract by March 1, 2017.  Please send it via email to ssalone@scsu.edu.  Please send the following information with the abstract.

  1. Name and affiliation of the presenter.
  2. Email address
  3. Title of the presentation.
  4. Abstract (approximately 250-300 words)
  5. AV equipment requests, if any.

Possible topic areas:

Southern Regional Cultures

Southern Regional literatures

South Carolina literatures

African-American Cultures

European ethnic communities of The South

Caucasian-American communities of The South

Hispanic Cultures/Language Variation within Latino communities

Jewish Cultures

Islamic Cultures and Communities

Native American Cultures

Gullah/Geechee Cultures and dialects

Non-standard Southern or South Carolina dialects

Regional dialects of South Carolina

Languages of Native American ethnic groups

South-Eastern Regional Cultures and Languages

SC and Southern wedding, reunion, funeral traditions

Regional language varieties

Culture through literature

South Carolina authors

Culture and language through film

Culture and language  from the perspective of broadcast and journalism studies

The Geechee Culture and its influence in the Low-country of South Carolina  (language, food, community)

Hip Hop: culture or fad?

Booming Immigrant populations (Islamic, Asian, Indian, Hispanic): Are they integrated or isolated?

The American South and the Global South

“Race” and Region.



We will notify accepted applicants by June 25, 2017.


*The South Carolina Project on Language and Culture (SCPLC) is a program of the Department of English and Modern Languages and the College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, SC State University, Orangeburg, SC.



March 1, 2017
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