Use of the Internet has made it possible to
handle conference submissions, deadlines, and presentation schedules in
a much more flexible manner than in previous years. Submissions of papers
or panels are now invited until October 15, 1999. Submissions can be made
electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org; they will be added to the list on
a continuous basis. Individual notifications will also be mailed.
The University of Kentucky Department of Communication invites your submissions to the Eighth International Conference on Narrative, to be held Friday, November 12, to Sunday, November 14, 1999, in Lexington, Kentucky.
The theme of the 1999 conference, Discourse & Representation, suggests topics addressing the diverse ways in which narrative language and imagery and symbolism in other domains is manifested and used in social interaction, literary and ephemeral texts, the media, and the fine and performing arts. Contributions that foster awareness across boundaries and categories are especially welcome.
As in previous years, we would like to bring together
scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including cultural and critical
studies, education, psychology, literatures and languages, communication,
linguistics, anthropology, sociology, folklore, social work, medicine,
art history, history, women's studies, journalism, radio, film and media
studies and all others interested in narrative. Theoretical and methodological
contributions of all persuasions are as welcome as studies of narrative
in different contexts.
The conference language is English; data sessions should be conducted in the most appropriate language.
The International Conference on Narrative is a highly productive working event. Various presentation formats are offered; please indicate your preference on the title page of your submission.
The prepaid conference registration fee of $85.00 ($50.00 for students
and the unwaged) provides admission, refreshments, and a lunch package
for Friday and Saturday. The prepaid subscription to the volume of conference
proceedings is $25.00. After October 16, 1999 (postmarked), the regular
registration fee will be $90.00, the student registration $60.00.
Please make your registration checks payable to the University of Kentucky
and send them to the address below.
Submissions are restricted to extended abstracts not exceeding 1000 words; they must be accompanied by a briefer abstract of no more than 50 words, which will be included in the program. Please also provide your e-mail address; this information will be listed in the program to facilitate preconference discussion between panel members.
Please send one copy of your submission, preferably as a Word Rich Text
File email attachment or by mail to the conference chair:
An e-mail listserv has been set up to facilitate conference organization.
Mail the message "sub narrate firstname lastname" to email@example.com
to receive conference mailings. The conference website is http://www.uky.edu/~jknuf/narrative_conference/.
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