CFP: Editing Aesthetics (12/1/06; LSU EGSA, 2/16/07-2/17/07)

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Nate Pritts
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LSU EGSA Mardi Gras Conference on Language and Literature.

Feb. 16-17, 2007
Lod Cook Alumni Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Members Only: Gatekeepers and the Future of Literary Studies

Keynote Speaker: Timothy Brennan, Professor of Comparative Literature,
Cultural Studies, and English, The University of Minnesota.
Selected Publications: Wars of Position: Cultural Politics of Left and
Right (2005), Ed. Music in Cuba (2001), At Home in the World:
Cosmopolitanism Now (1997).

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Editing Aesthetics at Today's Small Presses & Journals

Presenters sought for a proposed panel on the conference theme of "gatekeeping" focused on editorial practices/ publishing. Specifically, this panel will work to illuminate the role of the editor at a small press or literary magazine with an eye towards explaining / problematizing that role in regards to matters of taste, exposure, community building & cannon loading.


Preference will be given to editors/editorial staff currently serving on journals - either online or print, university affiliated or independent - whose primary genre are creative ones, &/or those associated with small presses.


Presenters might consider a brief introduction to their journal/press, followed by an explanation of editorial policies/practices before expanding to include some discussion of issues overall. The hope is that this will develop into a roundtable forum, led by the participants and prompts from the audience.


Please send credentials (including a letter of introduction/cv) along with a brief presentation description (250 words) as a single MS Word attachment to Dr. Nate Pritts at <> . Please put "LSU EGSA" in the subject line.


Deadline: December 1st, 2006.


*In case you were wondering, the Mardi Gras conference takes place

during the weekend of Mardi Gras. Baton Rouge is 50 minutes from New Orleans, by car.




Dr. Nate Pritts

Northwestern State University

Dept. of Language & Communication

Natchitoches, LA 71497

(318) 357-5574


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