The Arts and Regional Identity
Perpignan, September 2000
The International Regional Studies Colloquium announces a call for papers for "The Arts and Regional Identity," a conference at the University of Perpignan 21-23 September 2000. http://www-dept.usm.edu/~soq/irsc.html The Arts and Regional Identity "The Arts and Regional Identity," a conference sponsored by the International Regional Studies Colloquium, will be concerned with the role of the arts and artists in the construction of and contests over regional identity. Studies of all art forms, historical periods, and cultural regions are welcome. Conference papers and panels might address (but are not limited to) the following topics: * Poets, novelists, and visual artists as champions of regional cultural identity. * The emergence of cinema as a unifying factor in contemporary regional identity movements. * Art and politics in constructions and reconstructions of regional identity. * "Regionalism" vs. "Regional identity": sources for a debate on new definitions. * The comparative study of regional identity movements. Conference site: Université de Perpignan, Perpignan, France Conference dates: 21-23 September 2000 Papers may be presented in any language. Selected papers will be published in a special edition of The Southern Quarterly. http://www-dept.usm.edu/~soq Papers for presentation should be no longer than 10 pages (about 20 to 30 minutes reading time). Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2000 Notification of acceptance: 1 May 2000 Send abstracts of papers and of panels (250 words) to: Tony Jappy Département d'Etudes Anglaises et Américaines Université de Perpignan 66860 Perpignan CEDEX France firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert Stephen Young The Southern Quarterly Box 5078 The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5078 U.S.A. Robert.Young@usm.edu Expenses for accommodations, will be underwritten, in part, by the conference. Support for "The Arts and Regional Identity" is provided by the Université de Perpignan, the College of International and Continuing Education at the University of Southern Mississippi, and The Southern Quarterly.