CFP: [American] Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression

full name / name of organization: 
David B Sachsman
contact email: 
David-Sachsman@utc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
 
Symposium on the 19th Century Press,
the Civil War, and Free Expression
November 13 - November 15, 2008
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
 
The steering committee of the sixteenth annual Symposium on the 19th
Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression solicits papers dealing
with U.S. mass media of the 19th century, the Civil War in fiction and
history, images of race and gender in the 19th century press, presidents
and the 19th century press, and sensationalism and crime in 19th century
newspapers. Selected papers will be presented during the three-day
conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,
November 13-15, 2008. The top three papers and the top three student
papers will be honored accordingly.
 
The purpose of the November conference is to share current research and to
develop a series of monographs on the 19th century press, the Civil War and
the press, the Civil War in fiction and history, 19th century concepts of
free expression, images of race and gender in the 19th century press,
presidents and the 19th century press, and sensationalism and crime in 19th
century newspapers. Papers from the first five conferences were published
by Transaction Publishers in 2000 as a book of readings called The Civil
War and the Press. The steering committee plans to publish papers from
past conferences in three distinctly different books titled Memory and
Myth: The Civil War in Fiction and Film from Uncle Tom's Cabin to Cold
Mountain, Words at War: The Civil War and American Journalism, and Seeking
a Voice: Images of Race and Gender in the 19th Century Press.
 
The symposium is sponsored by the George R. West, Jr. Chair of Excellence
in Communication and Public Affairs, the Frank McDonald Chair of
Communication, the UT-Chattanooga Department of Communication, the
UT-Chattanooga Department of History, the Chattanooga Times Free Press,
WRCB-TV Channel 3, and the Hazel Dicken-Garcia Fund for the Symposium, and
because of this sponsorship, no registration fee will be charged.
 
Deadline August 31, 2008
 
Papers should be able to be presented within 20 minutes, at least 10 to 15
pages long. Send your paper (including a 200-300 word abstract) as an MS
Word e-mail attachment to West-Chair-Office_at_utc.edu or mail four copies of
your paper and abstract to:
 
Dr. David Sachsman
George R. West, Jr. Chair of Excellence in Communication and Public Affairs
212 Frist Hall, Dept. 3003
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598
(423) 425-4219
FAX (423) 425-2199
west-chair-office_at_utc.edu
david-sachsman_at_utc.edu
see http://www.utc.edu/Academic/SymposiumOnThe19thCenturyPress/
or http://www.utc.edu/commdept/conference

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