CFP: Phoenix Rising: A Harry Potter Symposium (11/1/06; 5/17/07-5/21/07)

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Sharon Goetz
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Phoenix Rising
New Orleans, LA
May 17-21, 2007
A Harry Potter Symposium presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Phoenix Rising, an interdisciplinary _Harry Potter_-themed symposium to
take place May 17-21, 2007, in New Orleans, Louisiana, seeks papers,
panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other
presentation formats suitable for an audience of academics, students,
professionals, and fans.

The overarching conference themes focus on rebirth, cycles, and the rise
of the hero at the end of the sixth book in the series, _Harry Potter and
the Half-Blood Prince_. Additionally, special attention will be given to
the arts, including examinations of _Harry Potter_ and its convergence
with music, visual arts, and film. The programming will not be limited to
those themes, however, and presentations that address the _Harry Potter_
series, related works, and phenomenon across all disciplines are
encouraged as well. A non-exhaustive list of sample topics includes
literary analyses of the novels; studies of the cultural phenomenon; use
of the novels in schools and libraries for education; examination of
related business and legal issues; scientific explanations of magic in the
series; media and fan studies; craft-based workshops in writing, art, and
publishing; and overviews of how the series and films fit into larger

Submission to the vetting board is by online system only. No other format
or contact will be accepted. The submission system is located at, and will be open on March 31,

For those requiring an early decision in order to obtain travel funding,
the deadline for submission is September 1, 2006, with a response no later
than September 10, 2006. All other submissions are due by November 1,
2006, with a response date of December 1, 2006. At the time of submission,
we require an abstract of 300-500 words for each separate presentation, a
50-100 word summary, and a short 50-100 word presenter biography. Those
wishing to submit a proposal for a roundtable discussion may submit a
brief explanation of a topic and a list of 10-15 sample discussion
questions in lieu of a formal abstract.

Conference papers will be collected for publication at a later date.
Presenters must be registered for the conference no later than February 1,
2007. For more information about programming, our review process, and
submissions, please see the Phoenix Rising website at Questions specifically about programming
may be directed to

Phoenix Rising is a presentation of Narrate Conferences, Inc., a
non-profit educational corporation with the mission of organizing
academic, literary, and exploratory conferences that appeal to scholars,
students, professionals, and fans. For inquiries about Narrate
Conferences, Inc., please write to

--Sharon K. GoetzAcademic Programming CoordinatorPhoenix Rising ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Tue Apr 04 2006 - 11:02:48 EDT