CFP: Cape Breton University Storytelling Symposium (2/14/06; 6/9/06-6/10/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Afra Kavanagh
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Scheduled for the second weekend in June (June 9 and 10, 2006) in the city of Sydney on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, this symposium combines an evening of storytelling with a day of papers about storytelling.
In celebration of the symposium's tenth anniversary, we are inviting offers to tell stories, and hope to include four in our program. We are also seeking proposals for academic papers (or completed papers) on storytelling as an art, or as used in a variety of disciplines and texts. Papers dealing with the theory and criticism of the genre are also welcome. The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2006. Proponents will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by February 28, 2006.
This year's focus is on witches and wizards, sorcerers and their apprentices, disappearing or conjuring acts, staples in children's stories and literature. Our assumption is that adults whose imaginations were cultivated in this rich narrative soil crave this non-material element in their stories and storytelling. We thus invite papers that consider or address magic, magicians, magical beings and places, or states of being, in folk or fairy tales and in published adult fiction or film.
Send a 250- word or one- page proposal (or a completed paper) for a 20-minute presentation (to an audience of academics and tellers), electronically or by mail, to:
Prof. Afra Kavanagh
Symposium coordinator
Cape Breton University
P. O. Box 5300
Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1P 6L2
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Phone: 902-563 1431
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