CFP: [20th] Perspectives on Contemporary Legend Conference June 2009

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Mikel Koven
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International Society for Contemporary Legend Research
Twenty-seventh International Conference
Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
June 3-7, 2009

The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research is pleased to
announce that the 2009 Perspectives on Contemporary Legend Twenty-seventh
International Conference is to be held at the Inverary Resort in Baddeck,
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, summer home of Alexander Graham Bell and site of
the first powered flight in the Commonwealth.

Proposals for papers on all aspects of “contemporary,” “urban,” or “modern”
legend research are sought, as are those on any legend or legend-like
tradition that circulate actively at present or have circulated at an
earlier historical period. Previous discussions have ranged in focus from
the ancient to the modern (including Internet-lore) and have covered
diverse cultures worldwide (including our own academic world).

The 2009 meeting will be organized as a series of seminars at which the
majority of those who attend will present papers and/or contribute to
discussion sessions. Concurrent sessions will be avoided so that all
participants can hear all the papers. Proposals for special panels of
papers, discussion sessions, and other related events are encouraged.

To participate in the conference, please forward a title and abstract
(250-300 words) to the organizers at the address below by 1st February 2009.

To submit an abstract, or for further information or travel advice, contact:

Ian Brodie
Department of Heritage and Culture
Cape Breton University
Sydney, NS B1P 4X5 CANADA
Office Phone: 902-563-1418 Toll-Free: 1-800-474-7212, ext 1418


Travel: Baddeck is approximately one hour away from Sydney Airport (YQY),
which is served principally by Air Canada, with connector flights from
Halifax and Montreal. For those not choosing to rent a car, transport to
and from Baddeck can be arranged.

Halifax International Airport (YHZ) is approximately three and a half hours
away from Baddeck, and is served by Air Canada, American Airlines,
Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, and WestJet Airlines, with connector
flights to most major transit hubs, including Heathrow. Daily shuttle
service is available, but for attendees wishing to take advantage of Cape
Breton’s natural beauty, a rental car is recommended.

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