The Department of English and Philosophy at Arkansas State University (Jonesboro campus) announces its twelfth annual Delta Blues Symposium, to be held 30 March-1 April 2006. The theme for Delta Blues Symposium XII is "Delta Diversity."
This free annual program includes presentations from scholars and students of the humanities and social sciences--especially anthropology, art history, economics, folklore studies, geography, history, literature, musicology, political science, and sociology. The symposium deals with any and all aspects of the region, especially the blues, the region's most famous export.
A few of this year's presentations deal with artists who have appeared at previous such as Frank Frost, Little Milton, CeDell Davis, and Billy Lee Riley. Featured guests at this year's symposium include writers Tom Piazza, Grif Stockley, and Sterling Plumpp; historian Keith Wailoo; and blues musician Kenny Neal.