The Department of English at West Virginia University announces its 2011 Summer Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies, “American Magic: The Fates of Folk & Fairy Tales in the Appalachians,” June 9-12, 2011.
The seminar will be led by Carl Lindahl, Martha Gano Houstoun Research Professor of English and Folklore at the University of Houston, who has emerged as a champion of the Appalachian folk- and fairy-tale tradition, both in historical context and contemporary performance.
Open to faculty and graduate students, this seminar will be of interest to scholars of American literature, folklore, American Studies, Appalachian Studies, and history.
Registration is $350 for faculty and $250 for graduate students, and is open until April 29, 2011.
Format: The seminar will begin with a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9th and conclude at noon on Sunday, June 12th. There are five, two-hour sessions during the seminar. By mid-May, registered participants will be provided with a list of readings to be completed before arrival at the seminar.
Seminar Site: West Virginia University is located in scenic north central West Virginia, about 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA and 200 miles west of Washington, DC. Housing will be available on campus, and local hotels are available for those who prefer non-dormitory housing.
For more information and a registration form, please visit http://english.wvu.edu/centers/projects/summer_seminar.
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