The Department of English and
Philosophy at Arkansas State University opens a call for papers and
presentations for the seventeenth annual Delta Symposium on 6-9 April
2011. Individual presentations on any topic are welcome, but special
consideration will be provided to organized panels that specifically address
this year’s theme: "The Delta in Print, Image, and Sound."
Symposium participants addressing this theme will explore ways in which the
representation of the region’s history and culture is connected to wider
elements of mass media as well as more individualized forms of mediated
The symposium hosts scholars and students of the humanities and
social sciences, and features multidisciplinary presentations on topics
ranging from blues and other forms of music associated with the Delta to
historical and contemporary issues relevant to the region. The event
offers a variety of presentations, including panels, musical and theatrical
performances, keynote speakers, and readings/signings by prominent authors and
This year’s program includes filmmaker Kevin Willmott of the University
of Kansas, Nick Spitzer, who hosts American Public Media’s "American Routes,”
and blues legend Big Jack Johnson.
For further information, contact
the Delta Symposium Committee or visit the Symposium Web site: http://altweb.astate.edu/blues/. Deadline for entries is December 1, 2010.
Each entry should consist of the
following: Presenter’s name and affiliation; contact information,
including address, phone, and email; vita (2 pages); a 200-word abstract
for the presentation; and technical needs for the presentation.