Race and Popular Culture
Second Annual Symposium of the Ethnicity, Race and Racism Research Group, Edge Hill University, Tuesday 11 June 2013
Call for Papers
Proposals are invited for 20-25 minute papers on any aspect of Race and Popular Culture. They should be around 250 words in length, including a provisional title. Postgraduate researchers are very welcome to submit proposals and/or attend the symposium. The closing date for submission is Friday 31 May 2013 (Please note revised deadline).
Proposals/enquiries about the symposium should be sent to Professor Kevern Verney, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences:
Attendance at the symposium is free.
The day will conclude with a live performance documentary by Professor Will Kaufman (UCLAN) from 6.00-7.30 pm on ‘Woody Guthrie: The Long Road to Peekskill’, which presents the story of Woody Guthrie’s personal transformation from a youth Oklahoma racist to an ardent anti-racist. Conventionally known for his championing of poor white Dust Bowl migrants, Guthrie also left an extensive body of songs condemning Jim Crow segregation, lynching and race hatred.
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