CFP: University of Dayton LitFest: The Politics of Poetry (12/1/05; 2/17/06-2/18/06)

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Call for Papers for the University of Dayton LitFest, February 17 and 18,

You are invited to submit paper or panel proposals for the University of
Dayton’s LitFest, to be held at the University of Dayton, February 17 and
18, 2006. Organized by Department of English graduate students, the UD
LitFest has brought academic and creative submissions together since 2001.
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend a reading by
award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni (who is appearing in Dayton as part of a
celebration of the life of Daytonian Paul Laurence Dunbar) as part of the
conference registration fee of $30. Transportation to and from the reading
will be provided.

The theme for this year’s event is “The Politics of Poetry: Words and

We seek papers about the following:

Poetry as a tool for social action or change
Individual American poets, both historical and contemporary
Schools of poets (the New York School, the Black Arts Movement, etc.)
Emerging trends in American poetry
Papers pertaining to the teaching of poetry

In addition to the academic papers, poetry submissions are welcomed; we
would like to have a mix of academic and creative presentations.

The submission requirements are as follows:

1) For academic papers, proposals of 500 words or less must be
post-marked or e-mailed by December 1, 2005 to Dennis McGlothin at the
contact information below.
2) For poetry submissions, send poetry portfolios to Dennis McGlothin
at the address below by December 1, 2005.

Submissions should include:
1) Phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and mailing address;
2) Your name and university affiliation as you would like it to appear
in the event program;
3) The title of your presentation, as you would like it to appear in
the program;
4) A-V needs, if any;
5) Special needs, if any.

Send proposals to:

Dennis McGlothin
Department of English
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
Phone: 937-229-3426
 Fax: 937-229-3563

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