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CFP: Harry Potter and Family/Community Connections (1/31/07; 7/12/07-7/15/07)
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CALL FOR PAPERS/PEOPLE: Enlightening 2007
Enlightening 2007 (E7) is the world's first Harry Potter Camp for Families. Sponsored by Bonding over Books, E7 will include a mix of serious academic exploration of J.K Rowling's text, interactive events and competitions for families to engage in together, and workshops in
The event is designed to enable fans of Harry Potter to deepen existing connections within families and form new connections with peers. J.K. Rowling's magical series provides a unique opportunity for shared experiences and discussions on several important topics relevant to all ages. The University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education will co-sponsor and host E7 in a setting worthy of the special occasion -- Penn's gothic, ivy-league campus.
We invite proposals for interactive sessions that support and expand on the central theme of the event. In particular, E7 seeks fresh ideas, delivered in novel, experiential ways. As an interactive,
Topics of interest include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:
· Different parenting styles of the various mother/father figures in Harry's world
Please submit your paper topic, along with a brief description of your research/theories on the selected topic and your planned method for engaging the audience in a 45-minute session, in a document that does not exceed 700 words by January 31. In addition to explaining your idea and approach, please provide any biographical information that demonstrates your interest and ability to lead the session you propose.
Submissions and questions about the submission process should be sent to submissions_at_enlightening2007.org. Decisions will be made by March 1. All presenters must register as participants of E7 by April 1, 2007 at the teacher/staff rate ($65).