The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture [March 29-31 2012]

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The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture presents:

Media, Technology and the Imagination

March 29-31, 2012
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Keynote Speaker:
Del Jacobs
State College of Florida
Author of Interrogating the Image: Movies and the World of Film and Television

Call for Submissions:
The Louisiana Conference invites papers, creative works, short films and innovative presentations on the role(s) of media, technology and the imagination as they relate to literary, cultural, and/or pedagogical contexts. The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language and Culture strives to meet the needs of junior faculty and advanced graduate students but welcomes contributions from academics at all levels. We welcome traditional as well as broad, interdisciplinary interpretations of the conference theme.

Potential topics may include the intersection of literature and/or culture with:

• Film, film adaptations and television
• Music
• Visual arts
• Photography
• Blogging
• Video gaming
• LOLspeak
• Mass communication
• The Fantastic (e.g. Science Fiction, Fantasy, the Gothic, etc.)
• Graphic novels
• Steampunk, Cosplay, Geek cultures
• Pedagogical technology
• Media history
• Historical innovations or technology
• Futuristic or speculative technology
• Cooking / Foodways and technology

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions should be submitted to no later than December 1, 2011. Do not include name on abstract. Please include name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of paper/presentation/film, technological needs, and a brief biographical statement (no more than 50 words) in the body of the email.

• 250-500 word proposals for 20 min papers should be submitted via email as an attachment in rich text (.rtf) format.
• Panel proposals are strongly encouraged (three to five presenters). Such proposals should explain in 50-100 words the panel topic and include a 250-500 word abstract and biographical statement for each presenter.
• Creative submissions should include a short, descriptive abstract as well as a sample of the work to be considered. Please specify "Creative Submission" in your proposal.
• Please query by December 1, 2011, for specific directions on short film or multidimensional projection submissions.
• The Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise may make standard three-dimensional projection or immersive Cave projection capabilities available.
• Acceptance notices will be sent before January 15.

Publications and Awards

The Louisiana Conference has published a collection from the 9th annual conference (Turning Points and Transformations). Presentations accepted to the Louisiana Conference may be invited to contribute to a future publication.

The Darrell Bourque Award is a monetary prize given to the outstanding conference presentation. Information about award consideration will be added to our website as it becomes available. For more information and updates visit: