LINGUIST List 8.1435

Mon Oct 6 1997

Confs: International Conference on Narrative

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  1. Joachim Knuf, Last Call for 6th International Conference on Narrative

Message 1: Last Call for 6th International Conference on Narrative

Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 15:13:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: Joachim Knuf <>
Subject: Last Call for 6th International Conference on Narrative


(1) Please note that for reasons beyond our control the date for the Sixth
International Conference on Narrative had to be moved back one month. The
new Conference dates are November 7-10, 1997. We apologize for any
inconvenience that this change may cause.

(2) Use of the Internet has made it possible to handle Conference
submissions, deadlines, and presentation schedules in a much more flexible
manner than in previous years. The deadline for Conference submissions has
therefore been extended. Submissions of papers or panels are now invited
until October 15, 1997. Submissions can be made electronically to; they will be added to the list on a continuous basis.
Individual notifications will also be mailed.
 A list of papers and panels that have been scheduled at this time
for presentation at the conference can be found at

Individual papers will be organized into panel sessions after the
expiration of the extended submission deadline of October 15. The list will
be updated as further submissions are accepted.

(3) The new venue for the Conference will be the Holiday Inn North in
Lexington. This hotel offers competitive rates and allows us to conduct all
conference activities under one roof. The hotel is situated at Exit 115 on
I-75 and offers a shuttle service to the airport.

The Sixth International Conference on Narrative
November 7-10, 1997
Department of Communication / School of Journalism and Telecommunications
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Department of Communication and the School of
Journalism and Telecommunications invite your submissions to the Sixth
International Conference on Narrative, to be held Friday, November 7, to
Sunday, November 10, 1997, in Lexington, Kentucky. The conference will be
held at the Holiday Inn North.
 The theme of the 1997 conference, TALKING - WRITING - BROADCASTING,
suggests topics addressing the diverse ways in which narrative is used in
general interpersonal, organizational, and mediated contexts. In addition
to the broad range of contributions always represented at the conference,
this year's special program track focuses on print and broadcast media
narrative: news, features, op/ed, talk show, sitcom, sports, drama,
animation, human interest, and various other information and entertainment
 As in previous years, we would like to bring together scholars from
a wide range of disciplines, including journalism, media studies, cultural
and critical studies, 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 different contexts.
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. Four presentation formats are offered; please indicate your
choice and any technological requirements on the title page of your
 (1) Research papers will be scheduled for panel sessions; panels
are most suitable for theoretical or programmatic topics. 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 'Poster.'
 (3) Participants who travel with major data sets they intend to
work on in a small-group setting may wish to reserve the special meeting
room available for this purpose for up to two hours. 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 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 audience participation. Please
mark your submission accordingly.
 Information on special events, keynote lectures, etc. will be sent
to you after receipt of your submission. Up-to-date conference information,
the current list of accepted papers and panels, as well last year's
program, are also available at the conference web site,

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, which will be listed in the program to facilitate preconference
discussion between panel members. Please send two hardcopies or one
electronic copy of your submission to the conference chair:
 Joachim Knuf, Conference Chair
 Department of Communication
 University of Kentucky
 Lexington, KY 40506-0042
 (606) 257-4102
 The postmarked deadline for submissions is October 15, 1997. Please
include a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification that your
submission has been received. Confirmation letters and registration and
hotel information will be sent promptly; international participants and
those who have e-mailed their submissions will be notified also by e-mail.
Mail the message "sub narrate firstname lastname" to
to receive conference mailings.

Joachim Knuf
Associate Professor
Department of Communication
University of Kentucky (606) 257-4102 (O)
231 Grehan Building (606) 257-4103 (F)
Lexington, KY 40506-0042 USA

Please visit the web site of the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NARRATIVE at

Joachim Knuf
Associate Professor
Department of Communication
University of Kentucky (606) 257-4102 (O)
231 Grehan Building (606) 257-4103 (F)
Lexington, KY 40506-0042 USA

Please visit the web site of the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NARRATIVE at
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