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JULY 18-20 2019

 SOUTHERN WRITERS,

SOUTHERN WRITING 

25th Annual Graduate Conference

University of Mississippi

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WHEN /

JULY 18-20, 2019 

WHERE /

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

OXFORD, MS

ABOUT THE EVENT /

The 25th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a University of Mississippi graduate student conference featuring both critical and creative submissions exploring U.S. southern literature & culture. This conference welcomes MFA, MA, and PhD graduate students in English, history, creative writing, cultural studies, American studies, southern studies, and other related fields. 

2019 Schedule

THURSDAY, JULY 18

Coffee & Breakfast
Barnard Observatory Lobby
Registration table open from 9:30am - 5:00pm

9:30-10:00

Welcome Address by Dr. Katie McKee
Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

10:00-10:30

Panel 1 – Ecological and Environmental Souths
Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

10:30-11:50

Lunch Provided
Barnard Observatory, Lobby

11:50-12:30

Panel 2 - Freakish and Troubling Bodies: Envisioning Excessive Boundaries in the Global South
Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

12:30-1:50

Panel 3 - William Faulkner
Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

2:00-3:20

Opening Cocktail Reception & Creative Panel (Cash Bar) 
Powerhouse, 413 S 14th St., Oxford

7:00-8:15

Kiese Laymon Reading and Book Signing
Powerhouse, 413 S 14th St., Oxford 
 

8:15-9:00

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Coffee & Breakfast
Barnard Observatory Lobby

9:00-9:30

Panel 4 - Southern History, Memory, and Folklore
Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

9:30-10:50

Panel 5 - Queer Souths
Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

11:00-12:20

Lunch Provided
Barnard Observatory Lobby

12:20-1:00

Panel 6 - Representations of African American Experience
Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

1:00-2:20

Plenary Lecture - Dr. Trudier Harris
“South of Hell: Southern Homespaces in African American Literature”
Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

2:30-3:00

Creative Panel & Snacks
Off-Square Books, 129 Courthouse Sqaure, Oxford

6:00 - 8:00

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Coffee & Breakfast
Barnard Observatory Lobby

10:00-10:30

Panel 7 - Southern Bodies and Gender
Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

10:30-11:50

Lunch Provided
Barnard Observatory Lobby

11:50-12:30

Panel 8 - Southern Gothic and Horror
Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room 

12:30-1:50

Faculty Presentation - Dr. Jaime Harker
"Women's Space, Queer Space: Landykes, Queer Contact Zones and the Creation of Queer Southern Space"
Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

2:00-3:00

Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks
Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room

3:00-3:30

Group Tour of Faulkner's Rowan Oak
Shuttles provided

3:30-4:30

Optional trip to Violet Valley Bookstore in Water Valley
Own transportation necessary

4:30-6:00

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