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Redefining the American West
Las Vegas, NM, September 2001


REDEFINING THE AMERICAN WEST
A SYMPOSIUM 
AT
NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY

Las Vegas, New Mexico
September 14-15, 2001


We invite submissions for individual papers and panel presentations that examine
the rich variety of western American literature including film, music, narrative
traditions, and folklore.  In discussion of these media, we would like to explore
the American West as a cultural phenomenon. Possible categories include, but are
by no means limited to:
   
Native American Traditions and Tales
Chicano Traditions
Women of the West
Literature and the Environment
The Cultures of the American West
Immigrant and Emigrant Experiences
The Urban West
Original and Creative Pieces 

Submissions from graduate students are welcome.  Send abstracts of approximately
250 words to:

Dr. Maria Jerinic
New Mexico Highlands University
901 University Avenue
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
USA
mjerinic@yahoo.com

Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2001.