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IALJS-7: "Literary Journalism: The Power and Promise of Story" (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 17-19 May 2012)
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International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS)
The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 17-19 May 2012. The conference will be held at the School of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.
The conference hopes to be a forum for scholarly work of both breadth and depth in the field of literary journalism, and all research methodologies are welcome, as are research on all aspects of literary journalism and/or literary reportage. For the purpose of scholarly delineation, our definition of literary journalism is "journalism as literature" rather than "journalism about literature." The association especially hopes to receive papers related to the general conference theme, “Literary Journalism: The Power and Promise of Story." All submissions must be in English.
The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies is a multidisciplinary learned society whose essential purpose is the encouragement and improvement of scholarly research and education in literary journalism. As an association in a relatively recently defined field of academic study, it is our agreed intent to be both explicitly inclusive and warmly supportive of a variety of scholarly approaches.
I. GUIDELINES FOR RESEARCH PAPERS
Submitted research papers should not exceed 7,500 words, or about 25 double-spaced pages, plus endnotes. Please regard this as an upper limit; shorter papers are certainly welcome. Endnotes and bibliographic citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Papers may not be simultaneously submitted to any other conferences. Papers previously published, presented, accepted or under review are ineligible. Only one paper per author will be accepted for presentation in the conference’s research sessions, and at least one author for each paper must be at the convention in order to present the paper. If accepted, each paper presenter at a conference Research Session may be allotted no more than 15 minutes. To be considered, please observe the following guidelines:
II. GUIDELINES FOR WORK-IN-PROGRESS PRESENTATIONS (ABSTRACTS)
Submitted abstracts for Work-in-Progress Sessions should not exceed 250 words. If accepted, each presenter at a conference Work-in-Progress session may be allotted no more than 10 minutes. To be considered, please observe the following guidelines:
III. GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSALS FOR PANELS
(a) Submission by e-mail attachment in MS Word is required. No other format or faxes or postal mail submissions will be accepted.
IV. EVALUATION CRITERIA, DEADLINES AND CONTACT INFORMATION
All research paper submissions will be evaluated on originality and importance of topic; literature review; clarity of research purpose; focus; use of original and primary sources and how they support the paper’s purpose and conclusions; writing quality and organization; and the degree to which the paper contributes to the study of literary journalism. Similarly, abstracts of works-in-progress and panel proposals will be evaluated on the degree to which they contribute to the study of literary journalism. All submissions will be blind-juried, and submissions from students as well as faculty are encouraged.
Please submit research papers or abstracts of works-in-progress presentations to:
Prof. Isabel Soares, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal)
Please submit proposals for panels to:
Prof. Rob Alexander, Brock University (Canada)
Deadline for all submissions: No later than 1 December 2011
For more information regarding the conference or the association, please go to http://www.ialjs.org or contact:
Prof. Alice Trindade, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal)
Prof. John S. Bak, Nancy-Université (France)