Cotton in the American South & Beyond: A Conference

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July 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm CFP Deadline

Cotton, as the registered trademark of Cotton, Inc. announces, “the fabric of our lives.”  It is examining cotton’s fabric—the myriad ways that cotton has shaped, and continues to shape, the lives of Southerners and the history of Southern culture—that our conference “Cotton in the American South & Beyond” plans to explore.  We envision three days of multi- and inter-disciplinary presentations and conversations centered on the regional and global significance of cotton.

Proposals are welcome for both individual papers (20 minutes) and panels (75 minutes, three or four participants) from any discipline or perspective.  Broad topics might include, but are not limited to, plantation culture, race relations, immigration, genetic engineering, the environment, public health (in the fields and the mills), trade, public policy, labor relations, textiles and fashion, global trade, and representations in film, literature, and music.

Please send 250- to 500-word abstracts no later than 30 July 2014 to:
Robert H. Brinkmeyer