Laramie Twenty Years Later

deadline for submissions: 
March 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The Rocky Mountain Modern Lanugage Association will be holding its annual conference in Cheyenne, WY in October 2018. The conference coincides with the twentieth anniversary of the events just miles away in Laramie that led to the death of Matthew Shepard. 

Abstracts are requested for papers or panels that address the ongoing influence of those events on any aspect of American culture. 

Depending on the level of interest, the conference is open to including a stream of sessions under the larger title "Laramie Twenty Years Later" that divides up the perspectives on the events and the meanings Shepard's death has taken on after two decades. 

Please send abstracts of 300 words for individual papers or abtracts of 1000 words for panels in addition to 100 word bios for each individual involved to by MARCH 1, 2018. Creative panels/performances are also welcome.