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Saturday, 08 January

511. The “New Southern Studies” at Ten

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Platinum Salon G, J. W. Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Jon Smith, Simon Fraser Univ.

Speakers: Houston A. Baker, Vanderbilt Univ.; Leigh Anne Duck, Univ. of Mississippi; Jennifer Rae Greeson, Univ. of Virginia; Tara McPherson, Univ. of Southern California; Riché D. Richardson, Cornell Univ.; Jon Smith

In their 2001 introduction to a special issue of American Literature, Houston Baker and Dana Nelson called for, and named, a “new southern studies.” How does that issue, and that call, look a decade later? What work remains to be done?

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