The Center for the Study of the New South, in collaboration with the Levine Museum of the New South, issues a call for papers related to lynching in America and the South in particular, with papers due by June 1, 2012. The exhibit of lynching photographs, Without Sanctuary, will be at the Levine Museum of the New South in October 2012. Papers and panels specifically related to the exhibit or to other aspects of lynching in American culture are requested. The conference will take place October 11 -13, 2012. The organizers welcome presentations from a broad range of disciplines and fields: History, English, Sociology, Legal Studies, Africana Studies, American Studies, Women’s Studies, Labor Studies, Southern Studies, Cultural Studies, Photography, Museum Studies and related perspectives. Organizers anticipate publishing an edited volume of selected essays. Some of the issues they are interested in exploring involve the role of lynching in American culture, literary explorations of lynching, the legal and political dimensions of lynching, and the impact of lynching on communities in the South.
The conference will be held at UNC Charlotte Center City at 320 E. 9th St. and the Levine Museum of the New South at 200 East 7th St. Abstracts of 250 words are due by June 1, 2012 to Jeffrey Leak, Director of the Center for the Study of the New South
Dr.Jeffrey B. Leak, Director
Ctr. for the Study of the New South
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223