CFP: [General] Imagination-Self-Other (Undergrad Conf.)

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Amy E. Winans
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Susquehanna University invites undergraduate scholars and writers to
participate in “Imagination-Self-Other,” its fourth annual Undergraduate
Conference on Literature and Creative Writing.
“Imagination-Self-Other” welcomes creative and/or critical engagement with
issues that include but are not limited to the following:
• Imagining difference
• Imagination and liberation
• Imagining race, class, gender, sexuality
• Borderlands of self and other
• The failure of imagination
• Imagination and intersectionality
• Literary representations of self/other
• Genres of the self: Lyric, memoir, biography
• Identity, nation, globalization
• Imagination and subjectivity
We encourage broad interpretations of the conference theme.
Scholarship can take any number of forms: studies of individual authors or
groups of authors; individual works or groups of works; literary history;
literary form; the relationship between culture, politics, and literature;
or the production, circulation and reception of literature. All types of
literature and all methods of study, including interdisciplinary
approaches, are welcome. Creative writing can also take any number of
forms, including poetry, prose fiction and non-fiction, and literary

The conference will feature an evening reading by Bernard Cooper, a
memoirist, novelist and short story writer, who has written A Bill from My
Father: A Memoir, Truth Serum, and Maps to Anywhere, which won the
PEN/Ernest Hemingway Award. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for
the Arts award and a Guggenheim fellowship. He will give a reading at 4:30

To be considered for the conference, please submit either a 300-word
abstract of a scholarly paper or a work of creative writing appropriate for
a 15-minute presentation by Dec. 1, 2007. Please email your submission as
an MS Word attachment to For more information, see
the English and Creative Writing Department website, or send an email, or
call 570-372-4196.

Please include your complete contact information and your college or
university affiliation. In the subject line of your email, please indicate:
Conference: [Title of Paper].

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