CFP: Captivity Narratives in Literature and Film (11/15/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

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CFP: CAPTIVITY NARRATIVES IN LITERATURE AND FILM

The 28th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 14–17, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Rowlandson may have set a classroom standard for captivity narratives in
American literature but there are other stories to be considered.

In addition to those captured by Native Americans, slave narratives also
tell stories of life in captivity. And, captivity narratives are not limited to
an American tradition; many folk and fairy tales preceded them in other
cultures.

Recently, captivity has become a current event with Jill Carroll as but one
example.
And, Hollywood often turns to POW plotlines for feature films.

Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2006

Submission Guidelines:

Send a 150 word abstract and brief bio to

Deborah Carmichael
Oklahoma State University
Dept. of English
205 Morrill Hall
Stillwater OK 74078

Or submit electronically

Debcar6569_at_aol.com

TOPICS MIGHT INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Historical and cultural contexts of captivity narratives
The roles of gender, class, colonization, and power in these stories
Traditions of the captivity narrative in Europe, Asia, or Africa
Adaptation of stories from literature to film
The narrative structures of captivity tales

Visit the conference web site for further details:
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/

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