Appalachian Visions of China (SAMLA 2012)

Appalachian literature is known for its strong sense of place, emphasizing the local. However, the influence of Chinese poetry and philosophy on contemporary Appalachian writing is surprisingly strong. Chinese images, ideas, and styles appear in numerous poems and stories by contemporary Appalachian authors, for example, in the works of George Scarbrough, Jeff Daniel Marion, and Charles Wright. This session will explore how twentieth- and twenty-first century Appalachian poetry and prose ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Friday, November 9, 2012 to Monday, November 12, 2012
Event Location: 
Durham, NC
Abstract due date: 
Friday, June 15, 2012
Categories: 
American
Comparative
Interdisciplinary
Genre & Form
Literary Theory
World Literatures
African-American
Colonial
Revolution & Early National
Transcendentalists
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