We invite proposals for papers and panels that address issues of the “Kennedy years,” particularly Cold War fiction or film, literature or film of the 1960s, literature or film discussing the Civil Rights Movement, as well as other literature and cultural mediums that address the topics to be discussed at our interdisciplinary conference.
Topic areas of particular interest for proposals would include, but not need to be limited to, the following:
• Civil Rights, Human Rights, Peace Corps
• Space Exploration
• Cold War, Nuclear Arms, and Arms Control
• Crises: Berlin, Cuba, and Viet Nam
• Women’s Rights, Jacqueline Kennedy
• Mass Media and National/Presidential Politics
• Conservation and Environmental Protection
• The Spirit of Public Service
• Film and Literary Representations
Keynote speakers and scholarly panels will examine these topics through various academic lenses, including history, literature, political science, economics, film, philosophy, law, and the sciences. The conference antici-pates publishing a volume of the proceedings.
The conference plans a series of evening plenary sessions, each of them addressed by a notable figure. John F. Kennedy’s speechwriter, Theodore Sorensen, author and journalist Richard Reeves, as well as U. S. District Court Judge John R. Tunheim, former Chair of the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board, have both accepted an invitation to be a keynote speaker for the conference.
Please send abstracts of 200-250 words for individual papers or 800-1000 words for panel sessions to
email@example.com by April 15, 2008.
Proposals should be submitted by e-mail, with the proposal in the message text (do not send attachments).
Please include the following in your submission:
Short Biography (200-250 words)
Title of Paper
Abstract (200-250 words)
If you are interested in serving as a chair and/or discussant of a panel session, please contact Professor Kate Scheurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding “John F. Kennedy, History, Memory, and Legacy,” please contact Professor Gregory S. Gordon, Conference Chair, at email@example.com.
For more information about the John F. Kennedy: History, Memory, and Legacy - An Interdisciplinary Con-ference at the University of North Dakota, please visit our website at: http://www.und.nodak.edu/instruct/jfkconference
Note: All participants in the program are required to preregister for the conference.
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