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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.

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

Studies of all art forms, historical periods, and cultural regions are

Conference papers and panels might address (but are not limited to) the
following topics: 
 * Poets, novelists, and visual artists as champions of regional cultural
 * The emergence of cinema as a unifying factor in contemporary regional
   identity movements. 
 * Art and politics in constructions and reconstructions of regional
 * "Regionalism" vs. "Regional identity": sources for a debate on new
 * 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

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


Robert Stephen Young
The Southern Quarterly
Box 5078
The University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5078

Expenses for accommodations, will be underwritten, in part, by the

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.