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Call For Papers

The Mildred Haun Conference: A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Scholarship, and Culture explores and defines Appalachian literature and culture for Appalachians and non-Appalachians. We are seeking individual and panel presentations from any and all the following affiliations and purposes: faculty members, independent scholars, and community members, as well as graduate and undergraduate students who have an interest in any aspect of Appalachian literature, culture and scholarship.

11th annual Mildred Haun Conference:
A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Scholarship, and Culture
"Of Jack Tales and Sleeping Birds: Youth, Literacy and Appalachia"
Feb. 7-8, 2020

Call for Papers

The 11th Annual Mildred Haun Conference invites papers that consider, but are not limited to, the following broad areas of interest:

  1. Conference theme: “Of Jack Tales and Sleeping Birds: Youth, Literacy and Appalachia”
  2. Mildred Haun’s The Hawk’s Done Gone and other stories
  3. Scholarship related to any of the following:
    1. classic and contemporary Appalachian literature, including poetry, the novel, short fiction, nonfiction and film.
    2. multiculturalism in Appalachia
    3. personal and cultural stories associated with Appalachia: explorations of folk medicine, storytelling, history, or crafts.
    4. treatment of stereotypes in Appalachian literature and popular culture
    5. creative writing and publication; art or music projects/presentation

Abstracts and Bio

Abstracts (not exceeding 350 words) along with a brief third-person bio (not exceeding 150 words) should be sent to before November 1, 2019.

Submissions should include the following information:

  • Presenter(s)
  • Affiliation (if applicable)
  • Email Address
  • Telephone Number(s)
  • Area of Interest
  • Title of Abstract
  • Body of Abstract
  • Bio
  • Desired time allotment for presentation (20 min.; 30 min.; 1 hour)