Eighth Native American Symposium and Film Festival: Images, Imaginations and Beyond — Deadline June 15, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Mark B. Spencer / Southeastern Oklahoma State University
contact email: 
mspencer@se.edu

Papers are invited for the Eighth Native American Symposium to be held November 4-6, 2009 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. The symposium theme is Images, Imaginations, and Beyond, but papers, presentations, panel sessions, and creative productions addressing all aspects of Native American studies are welcome, including but not limited to history, literature, law, medicine, education, religion, politics, social science, and the fine arts. The keynote speaker will be Heather Rae, the Cherokee film director and producer, whose film Frozen River received two Academy Award nominations this year. Along with the regular conference sessions on Thursday and Friday, we will also begin presenting Wednesday night a wide selection of films by Native American filmmakers from across the Native film community.

All papers presented at the symposium will be eligible for inclusion in the volume of published proceedings, which will also be posted on our website at www.se.edu/nas/.

Send abstracts of 250 words or less by June 15, 2009 in either electronic (preferred) or hard-copy form to Dr. Mark B. Spencer, Department of English, Humanities, and Languages, Box 4121, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK 74701-0609, mspencer@se.edu.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
postcolonial
religion
science_and_culture