2020 Conference CFPs


Roundtable CFP: “Keywords on Hillbilly Elegy

For this roundtable, participants will choose a keyword associated with J.D. Vance’s memoir Hillbilly Elegy and present a short five-to-seven-minute paper relating the keyword and the book to “the South” or southern studies. Possibilities include “Hillbilly,” “Appalachia,” “Affrilachia,” “Grandmother,” “Addiction,” “Yale,” “Whiteness,” “American Dream,” “Violence,” “Exceptionalism,” “Migration,” “Aberrance,” “Borders,” “Nostalgia,” “Trump Country,” “Syllabus,” “Neoliberalism,” “Alt Right,” “Activism,” etc. Potential panelists are encouraged to suggest other keywords as well. 

Proposals should include a proposed keyword; a brief paragraph on how the panelist plans to relate the keyword to Hillbilly Elegy and the south or southern studies; a short academic biography; and any A/V requests. 

Send proposals to Amy.Clukey@gmail.com by September 30, 2019.