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[UPDATE] Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West
full name / name of organization:
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota
CFP (Deadline Extended): Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (9/7/09; The University of South Dakota, 10/29/09-10/31/09)
Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.
We are seeking panel and round table proposals, scholarly papers, and creative writing related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West. Possible topics or approaches might include, but certainly aren’t limited to:
• Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers in Western American literature, history, and culture;
Please submit a 250-word abstract, along with a brief biographical note, postmarked by September 7, 2009. Panel and proposals should include individual paper abstracts and biographical notes for all of the participating panelists, in addition to a 250-word justification for the panel. Round table proposals should include a 250-word justification for the round table session, along with biographical notes for the participating round table session members.
For creative submissions, please submit either 8-10 pages of poetry, or no more than 25 pages of creative prose writing, along with a short biographical note, postmarked by September 7, 2009. While creative work that either explicitly or implicitly addresses the conference theme, or is related in some way to landscape are particularly welcome, all types of creative work on any theme and in any style will be gladly considered for readings at the conference's creative writing panels.
All submissions should be sent to:
Alternatively, you may submit your proposals/creative writing samples in MS Word or RTF format, via e-mail, to: Lee.Roripaugh@usd.edu
For additional questions or information, please e-mail: Lee.Roripaugh@usd.edu