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French in the Americas: Exploring Cultural and Linguistic Identities
Baton Rouge, LA, February 1999

CALL FOR PAPERS Panel Announcement French in the Americas: Exploring Cultural and Linguistic Identities
A panel on French in the Americas: Exploring Cultural and Linguistic Identities is being organized in honor of the Tricentennial of French Louisiana in 1999. The panel will be held at the Ninth Annual Louisiana State University Graduate Conference on Language and Literature, which has The Body Eclectic: Navigating Public and Private Space as its theme. The conference will take place on February 11-12, 1999, right during Mardi Gras season in New Orleans and southern Louisiana. In 1999, Louisiana will be celebrating its tricentennial with the FrancoF =EAte, a myriad of events throughout the year. Suggested topics for the panel include but are not limited to: * Creoles, Cajuns, Québécois -- cultural and linguistic hybridity * Preserving cultural heritage in the era of global technology, including political efforts and implications * Conflicts between "Standard" and "Creole", "French" and "English" culture and language * Literature, Music, Visual Arts Creative writing submissions are also welcome. The language used at the conference is English. Please submit a 250-word proposal by 15 November 1998, or, if this is too short notice, communicate your definite interest in presenting a specific topic by that time and submit the abstract by 22 November 1999. Submissions/information: Ina Pfitzner Department of French and Italian Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA. 70803 USA ipfitzn@lsu.edu ipfitzn@unix1.sncc.lsu.edu