UPDATE - A River Runs Through Us: Exploring the Poetics of Place

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EAPSU: English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities
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Inspired by the host university's setting on the banks of the Susquehanna River, between the Alleghenies and Appalachians, the 2010 EAPSU conference theme "A River Runs through Us" invites exploration of the possibilities and permutations of place and its representations wherever we live.
Topics/Subjects may include, but are not limited to:    
Landscape, Memory, and Identity
Forests or Rivers in Literature
Ecologies of Place
Ecocriticism & Ecofeminism
Globalization & Natural Resources
Water Stories & Journeys
Rivers & the Human Spirit
Dynamics of  Representing
Rhetorics of Environmentalism
Local Color Writing
Watersheds & Boundaries Place-Based Writing & Pedagogy
Literature of Exploration: Parks, Trails, Hikes, Adventures
Environmental Partnerships & Place-Based Education
Place and Poetics of Conservation
PA Literature & Culture
PA Wilds: Representations of Nature
Tourism and the Picturesque
Literary and Literal Work of Restoration
Environmental Education for Schools

James Prosek, fisherman, wildlife painter, essayist, and environmental activist, is the author of The Complete Angler: A Connecticut Yankee Follows in the Footsteps
of Walton, Fly Fishing along the 41st Parallel: From Connecticut to Mongolia and Home Again, and Trout: An Illustrated History among a number of additional
nonfiction works. The New York Times proclaimed him to be the "Audobon of the fishing world," and he collaborated on the Emmy and George Foster Peabody
Award-winning film adaptation of The Complete Angler, which aired on ESPN.

Submit 250-word proposals by May 15, 2010 to Dr. Richard Van Dyke .  Please include title, presenter, affiliation, abstract, as well as phone and email contact.