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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 faculty members, independent scholars, community members, and students who have an interest in any aspect of Appalachian literature, scholarship, and culture.

10th annual Mildred Haun Conference:
A Celebration of Appalachian Literature, Scholarship, and Culture
"Like Mountains, Like Mildred: Exploring Appalachia's Gentle Strength"
Feb. 1-2, 2019

Call for Papers

The 10th Annual Mildred Haun Conference invites papers that explore, but are not limited to, the following broad areas of interest:

  1. Multiculturalism in Appalachia.
  2. Scholarship related to personal and cultural stories associated with Appalachia: explorations of folk medicine, storytelling, history, or crafts.
  3. Treatment of stereotypes in Appalachian literature and popular culture.
  4. Creative writing and publication; art or music projects/presentations.
  5. Research projects, papers, or panel discussions focused on activism in Appalachia.
  6. Special consideration will be given to papers, or projects, focusing on Mildred Haun or her work.
  7. Special consideration will be given to papers, or projects, focusing on the conference theme of Like Mountains, Like Mildred: Exploring Appalachia’s Gentle Strength (exploring subjects of resiliency and dignity in their multifaceted forms in the face of adversity and exploitation; sanctifying culture through art and creative writing).
  8. Special consideration will be given to papers, or projects, focusing on our keynote speaker, Terry Roberts, or his work.

Abstracts and Bio

Abstracts (not exceeding 350 words) along with a brief narrative bio (not exceeding 150 words) should be sent to abbey.anderson@ws.edu before October 31, 2018.

Abstracts should be submitted with the following information:

  • Presenter(s)
  • Affiliation (if applicable)
  • Email Address
  • Telephone Number(s)
  • Area of Interest (1-8 of above list)
  • Title of Abstract
  • Body of Abstract
  • Desired time allotment for presentation (if applicable – 20 min.; 30 min.; 1 hour)
  • Please indicate if the writer(s) are interested ONLY in consideration for publication in the Mildred Haun Review and are NOT planning on attending (Note: This will not affect acceptance. Papers published in the Review need not have been presented first).