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Narrative - An International Conference
Berkeley, CA, March 2003

Narrative - An International Conference

UC Berkeley
March 27-29, 2003

Plenary Speakers
Jonathan Culler
Class of 1916 Professor of English and Comparative Literature;
former Chair of Comparative Literature, Cornell University

Mary Poovey
Professor, Department of English; Director, Institute for the History of
the Production of Knowledge, New York University

Elaine Scarry
Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value,
Department of English, Harvard University

The eighteenth annual conference of the Society for the Study of Narrative
Literature is dedicated to the investigation of narrative, its elements,
techniques, and forms; its relations to other modes of discourse; and its
power in cultures past and present. The Conference generally features 250-
300 participants. We welcome papers or panels on all aspects of narrative
theory and practice, from any genre, period, nationality, discipline, or
medium. We encourage literary subjects (including poetry, pre-modern
narrative, and film), as well as cross-cultural and interdisciplinary
topics (including folklore, history, law, philosophy, and science).

Presentations should be fifteen to twenty minutes long and in English.
Panels should consist of three to four papers and may be chaired by one of
the presenters, but no individual may present more than one paper or
organize more than one panel. The Conference generally features 250-300

Participants must join the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature

For more information on SSNL visit

For paper proposals, maximum 500 word abstract and brief vitae; for panel
proposals, maximum 700 word abstract--summarizing the panel's rationale
and describing each paper--and a brief vitae for each speaker. Panels will
be accepted or rejected as a whole.

Make sure you specify the following information:
- Paper (and panel) title(s),
- Presenter or panel organizer's name,
- Institutional affiliation, discipline or department,
- Mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address.
- Include 2 (that's two) copies of all material submitted.

Deadline: October 15, 2002

Narrative Conference
Department of English
322 Wheeler #1030
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1030, USA

Proposals via E-mail:
To ensure readability, cut and paste proposal into the body of your email.
Do NOT send attachments.
Snail-mail submissions preferred.

Notification of acceptance or rejection by January 15, 2003.
For further information, contact Avilah Getzler

Co-sponsored by UC Berkeley and UC Davis.
Coordinated by
Dorothy J. Hale (UC Berkeley),
Catherine Robson (UC Davis),
Seymour Chatman (Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley).