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Southern Outlaws

The Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies

Rube Burrow, Alabama Outlaw, 1854-1890
Rube Burrow
Alabama Outlaw, 1854-1890

The theme for this two-day international conference is “Southern Outlaws,” and proposals are welcome on any aspect of “southern” outlawry, banditry, piracy, and other transgressive activities and movements. Such topics spanning the fields of outlaws of the Southern United States, Australia, and South America are particularly welcome. Papers are also invited that explore the metaphorical and spatial conceptions of a “southern” outlaw, especially bad outlaws and trickster figures, and the ways in which geographical and topographical features create and foster outlawry. Papers on the Robin Hood tradition are also welcome. Conference participants will enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed papers from a number of academic fields: literature, history, folklore, theatre, music, anthropology, sociology, geography, art history, and media studies.

June 16-17, 2017

The conference will take place on Friday, June 16, 2017, to Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Open Call for Papers and Fully Formed Sessions

We are now accepting paper proposals as well as proposals for fully formed paper sessions and round table sessions. Please download the appropriate form, complete it, and submit it by March 1, 2017, to Alex Kaufman:
Paper Proposal
Session Proposal
Round Table Proposal

Conference Program

2017 Program


Registration for conference will include access to all sessions, and lunch and dinner on June 16 and June 17.
Registration for full-time, salaried presenters: $135.00
Registration for students, part-time non-salaried presenters, retirees, and accompanying guests: $100.00
Late Registration after June 1, 2017: $150.00

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Accommodations: Off Campus

The conference hotel is Staybridge Suites Montgomery-Eastchase, where a conference room rate is available at $119.00 per night. The rooms include a single, king-size bed and a sleeper sofa; please see the link below for a description of the hotel’s full amenities. The dates available for this rate include checking in June 15, 2017 and checking out June 18, 2017. Conference attendees and book reservations at the conference rate.

In order to reserve this room type and rate, reservations need to be made by May 20, 2017. The hotel can be reached at 334-277-9383. If you wish to make a reservation over the telephone, the name of the conference for the room rate is "Southern Outlaws Conference."

Accommodations: On Campus

For those wishing to stay on campus, Auburn University at Montgomery offers accommodations with en suites in its residence halls for short-term stays of up to 14 nights.

Camp Style, $35.00 per night. Bring your own bedding; tissue, bath mat, shower curtain, & trash can provided.
Full Service, $55.00 per night. Linens, tissue, shower curtain, trash can, soap, coffeemaker & TV in common area provided.

The Student/Faculty/Staff Rate does not include any amenities.

Auburn University at Montgomery Office of Housing and Residence Life will send out an email with an invoice and tentative room assignment 1 – 2 weeks prior to the guest’s stay and will require payment prior to arrival.

Book a reservation for on-campus accommodation.

Travel to Montgomery

A map of the Auburn Montgomery campus is available for your convenience.

Parking On Campus

Parking is free on campus in white-lined spaces during the conference. Please print-out and place this parking document in your automobile’s front window if you park on campus.