CFP: Changing the Consciousness of America (10/13/06; 10/27/06-10/28/06)

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 From the Front Lines: Is Anybody Listening?

OCTOBER 27-28, 2006 8th annual Newman Literary Festival
Newman University
3100 McCormick Avenue, Wichita, KS 67213

The focus of this year's festival is the spoken and written word and what
it is doing to change the consciousness of America. What are our writers,
filmmakers, and performing artists saying about a world at war, in terror,
in chaos? Given the hurried, shattered, censored, and indifferent world in
which we find ourselves, how are our literary and popular voices attempting
to reflect or revive it? The battle lines are there. Is anyone still listening?

We are pleased to welcome papers or pre-organized panels on any literary
topic, as well as on the topic of the conference itself. Creative pieces
will also be considered. Brigid Hughes, former editor of _The Paris
Review_and current editor of _A Public Space _, is this year's guest
speaker. She lives in New York and serves in the trenches.


Deadline for submission of proposals is October 13, 2006.

In order to be considered for the 2006 program, your proposal to read a
paper must be date-stamped no later than October 13, 2006. Proposals must
be sent to Bryan D. Dietrich, English Department, Newman University, 3100
McCormick Avenue, Wichita, KS 67213 or submitted electronically to .

Proposals must include a short abstract and bibliography indicating the
projects's scholarly or theoretical context. Be sure to indicate all
audio-visual equipment needs in this initial proposal. Limit papers to
twenty minutes, please. We welcome proposals on any literary topic from
public school students, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as
from professionals in every field.


Academic/Professional Affiliation _______________________________
City, State, Zip ___________________________________________________

Please send check made out to Newman University along with registration.

Presenters: $15.00
Attendees: $5.00
Newman Students: free

Note: Registration includes entry to all events as well as a box lunch on
both days.

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