Call for Papers: Analyzing Jim, Janis, and Jimi: An Academic Conference
We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for Analyzing Jim, Janis, and Jimi: An Academic Conference, to be held at Plymouth State University (Plymouth, New Hampshire) October 10-11, 2008.
The members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that examine the careers, creative offerings, lives, and/or times of Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and/or Jimi Hendrix. Possible topics include (but are certainly not limited to) analyses of their musical contributions; books written about their lives; movies about, or inspired by, their careers (such as _The Doors: An Oliver Stone Film_, _The Rose_, and _Hendrix_); novels inspired by their lives and/or deaths (such as _Jim Morrisonís Adventures in the Afterlife_ by Mick Farren and _The Poet in Exile_ by Ray Mazarek); the theory that one or more of these influential individuals may have been experiencing borderline personality disorder; and analyses of documentary footage of their various performances. Participants are encouraged to interpret the conference theme broadly and innovatively. Individual presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length.
We encourage submissions from scholars, educators, and students at all levels, and from disciplines including anthropology, communication, cultural studies, film studies, history, journalism, media studies, popular culture, sociology, and television studies. Given adequate participant interest and high-quality submissions, we intend to publish selected papers (with authorís permission) in a special anthology pertaining to the conference theme. As a bonus, please note that the conference dates correspond with the ideal time to enjoy New Englandís breathtaking fall foliage!
Persons submitting individual-paper proposals are asked to submit a one-page abstract with complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, daytime telephone number). Panel proposals (featuring three paper-presentations total) should include panel title, brief description of panel theme, name of the panel chair, one-page abstracts of each paper in the panel, and complete contact information for each presenter on the panel (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, daytime telephone number). In order to be considered, all proposals must be received no later than July 7, 2008.
Please mail or e-mail conference proposals to: Analyzing Jim, Janis, and Jimi Conference, Attn: Kylo-Patrick Hart, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Plymouth State University, 17 High Street, MSC 60, Plymouth, NH 03264; firstname.lastname@example.org
For specific inquiries prior to submitting a proposal, please contact Kylo-Patrick Hart at (603) 535-3122 or email@example.com
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Department of Communication and Media Studies
Plymouth State University
17 High Street, MSC 60
Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264
(603) 535-3122 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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