Department of Music

Burlington, VT, April 2004

CALL FOR PAPERS.  Narrative: An International Conference
April 22-25, 2004
Burlington, Vermont
Co-sponsored by Middlebury College and the University of Vermont

Plenary Speakers to include Jane Gallop, Peggy Phelan, and Slavoj Zizek.

The nineteenth 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
art history, folklore, history, law, music, philosophy, politics, and
science).  Papers will receive preference if they make a point about
narrative, the significance of which extends beyond the text or texts in
question.  Papers should be fifteen to twenty minutes long and in English;
panels consisting of three to four papers are especially encouraged.
Panels may be chaired by one of the presenters, but no individual may
present more than one paper or organize more than one panel.

Presenters must join the Society for the Study of Narrative (SSNL) once
their papers have been accepted. 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.
For hard-copy submissions, please include 2 (that^s two) copies of all
submitted material.

Make sure your proposal specifies 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.

Deadline: October 15, 2003

Narrative Conference
Department of English
400 Old Mill
University of Vermont
Burlington VT  05405
USA  (Send attachments readable in Word or RTF)

For further information, contact Anne Moore at the above email address.
Coordinating Committee:  Robyn R. Warhol, UVM, Chair.  At UVM: Mary Lou
Kete (English), Todd McGowan (English & Film), Valerie Rohy (English),
Helga Schreckenberger (German & Women^s Studies); At Middlebury: Daniel
Brayton (English), Carole Cavanaugh (Japanese), John Elder (English &
Environmental Studies), Antonia Losano (English), Yumna Siddiqi (English).