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The Silicon Coyote: Where Past Meets Future in the Southwest
Albuquerque, April 2001


12th Annual Southwest Symposium­
The Silicon Coyote: Where Past Meets Future in the Southwest

The Southwest Symposium, an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by graduate
students from the University of New Mexico English Department, invites you to
submit an abstract for the April 22-April 24, 2001 conference.

While our focus will primarily be on the literature of the West, we encourage
participation from any discipline including (but not limited to) fine arts,
anthropology, cultural studies, creative writing, film and history of the West.  
We would like to emphasize Western and Southwestern topics.  Perspectives on
Chicano literature, Native American literature and "New West" studies are welcome.

Creative works are also welcome.

We welcome individual proposals; however, because of the interdisciplinary nature
of the conference, we will give preference to panel proposals of three to four

All submissions will be chosen anonymously. Please submit an abstract of no more
than 250 words with a brief cover letter identifying your name, address, and
abstract title. Do not put your name or your university affiliation on the

Please indicate if you would also like to be considered for inclusion in the
Southwest Symposium publication that will be distributed at the conference.  This
is a yearly publication that features selected submissions of conference

Deadline: January 18, 2001

Submit abstracts to:

Southwest Symposium
c/o A. Flood
University of New Mexico
Department of English
Humanities Building
Albuquerque, NM 87131