Submit proposal by Sept. 1 for Milton Writers' Conference
From South Dakota Review editor and USD English Department poet Lee Ann Roripaugh:
I'd like to invite you to submit proposals for scholarly papers/panels
and/or creative readings (or to also help spread the word to your
colleagues, students, and other interested parties) at the 2011 John R.
Milton Writers' Conference at The University of South Dakota, October
27-29, 2011. This year's conference theme is "Outlaw(!): Law and
(Dis)Order in the American West." The deadline for submitting paper
abstracts, panel proposals, and creative writing samples is September 1,
2011. The registration fee for attending the conference is $60 (early
registration due by September 15, 2011). Guidelines for submissions are
attached as a Word document, and also pasted below into the body of
We would love to have you come be a participant in the 2011 conference!
Please feel free to e-mail me at Lee.Roripaugh-AT-usd-DOT-edu with questions.
Lee Ann Roripaugh
Professor of English
University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
CALLS FOR PAPERS AND CREATIVE PRESENTATIONS
JOHN R. MILTON WRITERS' CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 27-29, 2011
THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA
VERMILLION, SOUTH DAKOTA
CFP: Outlaw!: Law and (Dis)Order in the American West (9/01/11; The
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota,10/27/11-10/29/11)
Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held
October 27-29, 2011, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion,
We are seeking panel and roundtable proposals, scholarly papers, and
creative writing related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme
of Outlaw!: Law and (Dis)Order in the American West. Possible topics or
approaches might include, but aren’t limited to:
Law and (dis)order in Western American literature, history, and culture;
- Law and (dis)order in relationship to broken treaties,
obligatory assimilation, as well as post-colonial and/or indigenous
studies in American Indian literature, history, and culture;
- Law and (dis)order in the American West with respect to environmental issues and ecocriticism;
- Outlaw as myth and fantasy space in the American West;
- Outlaw as Other;
- Gender outlaws, and/or queering the American West;
- Borders, border crossings, and boundary transgressions;
- Virtual outlaws, and/or outlaws in the “new frontier” of cyber-space; and
- Representations of outlaws and/or law and (dis)order in popular
culture (including, but not limited to, HBO's Deadwood and Joss Whedon's
Firefly, Westerns (both film and television), graphic novels, and
For critical work, please submit a 250-word abstract, along with a brief
biographical note, by September 1, 2011. Panel proposals should include
individual paper abstracts and biographical notes for all of the
participating panelists, in addition to a 250-word justification for the
panel. Roundtable proposals should include a 250-word justification
for the roundtable session, along with biographical notes for the
participating round table session members.
For creative submissions, please submit either 8-10 pages of poetry, or
no more than 25 pages of creative prose writing, along with a short
biographical note, by September 1, 2011. While creative work that
either explicitly or implicitly addresses the conference theme, or is
related in some way to region or landscape are particularly welcome, all
types of creative work on any theme and in any style will be gladly
considered for readings at the conference's creative writing panels.
All submissions should be sent to Lee Ann Roripaugh at Lee.Roripaugh-AT-usd-DOT-edu.
For additional questions or information, please e-mail: Lee.Roripaugh-AT-usd-DOT-edu.
The Milton Writers' Conference: Not to be Missed
If you are at all interested in regional literature, popular culture, or the theme of "East Meets (the American) West," you should definitely attend the John R. Milton Writers' Conference, scheduled for Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27, at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Everyone is welcome!