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Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display
Bowling Green, OH, May 1999

Call for Papers Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display
Announcing the third multidisciplinary Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display, sponsored by the Bowling Green Center for Popular Culture Studies and the Department of Popular Culture. The conference will be held on May 21-23, 1999, on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Deadline for proposals is February 15, 1999. Areas might include emergent events such as contemporary holiday celebrations in industrialized states; ritual, festival, and public display for special occasions; celebrations as modes of conflict as well as solidarity; and issues of power, gender, and performance in public display events. Proposals for individualized papers and panels as well as video presentations are welcomed. Proposals should show original research and/or new theoretical perspectives and familiarity with existing scholarship. CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS: A publication of the conference proceedings is anticipated. Information will be provided at the conference. INDIVIDUAL PAPERS AND MEDIA PRODUCTIONS: Send three copies of a one-page vita and a proposal that includes your name, department/program, institution, mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone and FAX numbers, title of paper, and a 300-word abstract. FOR PANELS: Send three copies of a one-page vita for each participant; a 150-word abstract of the session's theme including the title of the session; a 300-word abstract for each participant that includes his or her name, department/program, institution, mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone and FAX numbers, and paper title. AUDIO-VISUAL REQUIREMENTS: A slide projector, overhead projector, audio tape player, and VCR will be available for use at each panel. SEND THREE COPIES OF YOUR PROPOSAL TO: Jack Santino, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0226, USA. You can also submit proposals directly from our website. CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://seeing2020.com/holiday/ FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Santino, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0226, USA, telephone +1-(419)372-2983, FAX +1-(419)372-2577, e-mail: jsantin@bgnet.bgsu.edu