CFP: Multicultural Perspectives in American Short Fiction (UCA Graduate Conference on Literature, Conway, AR, April 4-5, 2013)

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University of Central Arkansas, Department of English

We invite papers on any aspect of multiculturalism in American short fiction including novellas, short stories, and poetry. We also welcome submissions on any topic related to all genres of literature, theory, culture, and film, as well as creative submissions of poetry, fiction, and drama.

250-word abstracts or panel proposals must be emailed by March 1, 2013 to with "Conference Submission" in the subject line.

The keynote speaker for this conference will be Dr. Alberto Alvaro Rios, Regents' Professor of English at Arizona State University. Dr. Rios, born in Nogales, AZ, is the author of ten books of poetry, three collections of short stories, and a memoir about growing up on the border called Capirotada. National Book Award finalist and recipient of the Western Literature Association Distinguished Achievement Award, Rios has an extensive record of public art and outreach service, and has taught at Arizona State University for over 30 years.