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 email@example.com. Please send the following information with the abstract.
- Name and affiliation of the presenter.
- Email address
- Title of the presentation.
- Abstract (approximately 250-300 words)
- AV equipment requests, if any.
Possible topic areas:
Southern Regional Cultures
Southern Regional literatures
South Carolina literatures
European ethnic communities of The South
Caucasian-American communities of The South
Hispanic Cultures/Language Variation within Latino communities
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.