LINGUIST List 7.434

Fri Mar 22 1996

Calls: 5th International Conference on Narrative

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  1. Joachim Knuf, 5th International Conference on Narrative 10/96 - Call

Message 1: 5th International Conference on Narrative 10/96 - Call

Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 15:01:00 EST
From: Joachim Knuf <JKNUFUKCC.UKY.EDU>
Subject: 5th International Conference on Narrative 10/96 - Call



The Fifth International Conference on Narrative

October 18 - 20, 1996
Department of Communication
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Department of Communication invites your
submissions to the Fifth International Conference on Narrative, to be
held Friday, October 18, to Sunday, October 20, in Lexington,
 The theme of this year's conference, SELF AND OTHER, suggests
topics addressing the diverse ways in which narrative helps us
construe individual, social and cultural identities.
 As in previous years, we would like to bring together scholars
from a wide range of disciplines, including education, psychology,
literatures and languages, communication, linguistics, anthropology,
sociology, folklore, social work, medicine, art history, history,
women's studies and all others interested in narrative. Theoretical
and methodological contributions of all persuasions are as welcome as
studies of narrative in context. The conference language is English;

data sessions should be conducted in the most appropriate language.
 The International Conference on Narrative is a highly productive
working event. Five presentation formats are offered; please indicate
your preference on the title page of your submission.
 (1) Research papers will be scheduled for panel sessions; panels
are most suitable for theoretical or programmatic topics that do not
require the sharing of extensive data sets. Presentations will be
limited to 20 minutes. Please mark your submission 'Panel.'
 (2) Posters will be set up and remain on display for the duration
of the conference. This format allows the presentation of larger
amounts of research data and provides a more individual setting for
discussion without time constraints. Please mark your submission
 (3) Participants who travel with major data sets they intend to
share in a small-group setting may wish to reserve the special meeting
room available for this purpose. The room will be scheduled for no
more than two hours per individual. The number of data sessions is
limited and early submission of your proposal is suggested. Please
mark your submission 'Data session.'
 (4) Following the great success of this format at last year's
conference, three round-table discussions will be organized that focus
respectively on theoretical, methodological, and ethical issues
described by the conference theme. Up to six programmatic statements
of no more than five minutes will be followed by a round-table
discussion with participation from the audience. Please mark your
submission accordingly.
 (5) Submissions are also invited for contributions to a special
preconference panel discussion on THE USES OF NARRATIVE IN
EDUCATION. Up to ten five-minute statements from on-site and off-site
participants will be followed by discussion. Preconference
participation is responsible for local networking and making their own
subscription arrangements. Call Sprint at 800-669-1235 for more
information. The University of Kentucky site ID is LEUKA; in case you
have any questions, your contact person is Gerald Ginter
(606-257-7797). There is no fee for this special event, but
registration is required. If this presentation format is successful,
its use will be extended in subsequent years. Please mark your
submission 'Preconference.' Special Events

THURSDAY 5:30 - 8:00 (EST)

A Distance Learning Preconference Using Compressed Video



Jerome S. Bruner

School of Law and Department of Psychology, New York University


The prepaid conference registration fee of $40.00 ($20.00 for students
and the unwaged) provides admission and refreshments. A recommended
catering package providing box lunches on Friday and Saturday can be
added for $20.00; catering packages must be ordered by October 15
(606-257-3621). The prepaid subscription to the volume of conference
proceedings is $25.00. After September 15, 1996, the regular
registration fee will be $50.00, the student registration $25.00.


Submissions are restricted to extended abstracts not exceeding 1000
words; they must be accompanied by a briefer abstract of no more than
50 words, which will be included in the program. Please also provide
your e-mail address; this information will be listed in the program to
facilitate preconference discussion between panel members.
Please send two copies of your submission to the conference chair:

Joachim Knuf, Conference Chair
Department of Communication
127 Grehan Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0042
(606) 257-7805 % E-mail:

 The postmarked deadline for submissions is May 31, 1996. Please
include a stamped, self-addressed postcard if you would like
notification that your submission has been received. Confirmation
letters, a provisional program, and registration and hotel information
will be mailed to participants before June 15; international
participants will be notified also by e-mail.
 Manuscripts completed by January 31, 1997, will be reviewed for
inclusion in the conference proceedings. 1994 and 1995 proceedings are
available at $27.50 each.
 An e-mail listserve has been set up to facilitate conference
organization. Mail the message "sub narrate firstname lastname" to to receive conference mailings.

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