CFP: Perspectives on Contemporary Legend (2/1/07; 5/23/07-5/27/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Mikel Koven [mik]
contact email: 
mik@aber.ac.uk

**Apologies for Cross Posting**

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PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY LEGEND
International Society for Contemporary Legend Research
Twenty-fifth International Conference

Logan, Utah, USA

May 23-27, 2007

The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research is pleased to =
announce that the 2007 Perspectives on Contemporary Legend Twenty-fifth =
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to be held on the campus of Utah State University, home to the Fife =
Folklore Archives as well as the annual Fife Folklore Workshop and Fife =
Honor Lecture, all three named in honor of Austin and Alta Fife, pioneer =
folklorists of Western (American) and Mormon folklore at Utah State =
University.

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Proposals for papers on all aspects of "contemporary," "urban," or =
"modern" legend research are sought, as are those on any legend or =
legend-like tradition that circulates actively at present or has =
circulated at an earlier historical period. Previous discussions have =
ranged in focus from the ancient to the modern (including Internet-lore) =
and have covered diverse cultures worldwide (including our own academic =
world). Abstracts should be 400 words long.=20

The 2007 meeting will be organized as a series of seminars at which the =
majority of those who attend will present papers and/or contribute to =
discussion sessions. Concurrent sessions will be avoided so that all =
participants can hear all the papers. Proposals for special panels of =
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discussion sessions, and other related events are encouraged.

To participate in the conference, please forward a title and abstract, =
along with the appropriate conference fee, to conference co-organizer =
Lynne McNeil by February 1, 2007. (Abstracts can be sent by email.):

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Email: lmcneill_at_mun.ca =20

English Department =
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Utah State University Logan, UT 84322-3200

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telephone: 435-797-3399

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For further information or travel advice, contact either of the =
conference co-organizers, Lynne McNeill (above) or Steve Siporin =
(siporin_at_cc.usu.edu).

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REGISTRATION:

The registration fee (payable to ISCLR):

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[ ] ISCLR Member $85 US, $100 CD, =A3=A350 British Sterling, 75 Euro

[ ] Non-member (includes ISCLR membership fee) $120 US, $140 CD, =
=A3=A370 Sterling, 100 Euro

[ ] Student $15 US, $20 CD, =A3=A310 British Sterling, 15 Euro

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LODGING:

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the University Inn, conveniently =
located on the campus of Utah State University, within easy walking =
distance of conference events and the Fife Folklore Archive

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Reservations: (435) 797-0017

Toll Free: (800) 231-5634

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Ask for the ISCLR International Meeting or Group #3469.

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Special conference rates: $60 for a 1-2 person room (2 queen-sized beds) =
plus tax.

(Rooms are guaranteed to be available for reservation until Wednesday, =
May 09, 2007)

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TRANSPORTATION:

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Logan is approximately 90 miles north of Salt Lake City. A shuttle =
service is available at the airport, but it is best to make reservations =
two days in advance and less expensive to travel in groups and share =
the expense. Contact Cache Valley Limo Airport Shuttle (1-800-658-8526 =
or www.LoganShuttle.com) for more information.

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WEATHER IN LATE MAY: =20

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Logan is located in Cache Valley at almost 5000 feet of altitude, =
between two mountain ranges, and has great scenic beauty. In late May =
the weather is highly variable; it can be summer one moment and winter =
the next, and it is often rainy this time of year.

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Dr. Mikel J. Koven

Lecturer, Dept of Theatre, Film and Television Studies

University of Wales, Aberystwyth

mik_at_aber.ac.uk

http://users.aber.ac.uk/mik

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