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I am looking for scholars who would be interested in forming a 3-4-person
panel on storytelling conventions for the International Conference on
Narrative at Austin, May 1-4, 2008. The focus of this panel would be genre,
not just in the traditional sense of form (poetry, drama, and prose, or
tragedy, comedy, and melodrama), but also more broadly construed in terms
of media conventions (Hollywood films, graphic novels, and oral
testimonies). How do these traditional and contemporary storytelling
practices shape (positively or negatively) the story, the storyteller and
the audience? How have various authors or media sought to influence
(successfully and unsuccessfully) the audienceâ€™s response to particular
historical or contemporary events or issues (national and global) by
playing with the available storytelling conventions?
Proposals for 15-20-minute papers relating to this topic or questions are
invited from scholars in Literary Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies,
Cultural Studies, and other fields.
Please send a 200-250-word proposal with the paperâ€™s title to Lena Khor
(lenakhor_at_mail.utexas.edu) before September 30, 2007. Please include your
affiliation, mailing address, phone/fax, email address, and a brief CV (no
more than 2-3 pages).
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