Southern Studies Conference
View the 2017 Program
Now in its ninth year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference continues to center its theme on the American South. Registrants to the conference will be able to enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed panels over the course of two days on topics spanning the fields of anthropology, geography, art history, American history, American literature and theater, music history, communication studies, mass communication, and sociology. The conference also will host two distinguished speakers, offer a reading session of poetry and prose from local writers, and display a gallery exhibition.
| ||Keynote Speaker for Friday, 10 February: Michael P. Kreyling, Emeritus Professor of English, Vanderbilt University. Kreyling
is one of the foremost scholars on southern literature and culture. Among his many publications are Inventing Southern
Literature (University Press of Mississippi, 1998) and The South That Wasn’t There: Postsouthern Memory and History
(Louisiana State University Press, 2010). The title of his conference presentation is “The Problem of the Two Atticuses.” || ||Keynote Speaker for Saturday, 11 February: J. Mills Thornton III, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Michigan. Thornton
is a nationally recognized authority on politics and race in the American South. His books include Politics and Power
in a Slave Society: Alabama, 1800-1860 (Louisiana State University Press, 1978) and Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics
and the Struggle of Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma (University of Alabama Press, 2006). The title
of his conference presentation is “Redemption and the Jews in Montgomery.” |
February 10-11, 2017
The 2017 Southern Studies conference will be held from Friday, February 10th, 2017, to Saturday, February 11th, 2017. More details will be posted later.
Please register using this form.
Open Call for Papers and Panels
Southern Studies 2017 is now accepting paper and panel proposals on any liberal arts topic related to the American South. Please submit 250-word abstracts and one-page CVs to email@example.com. The deadline for all proposals is October 15, 2016.
The Holiday Inn Express at Montgomery-Eastchase Park
Please print this parking pass and place it on your dash during the conference.
Map of Campus
A map of the Auburn Montgomery campus is available for your convenience.