Thursday, August 25, 2011

Have Something to Say about Savagism and Civilization?

Check out this call for creative writing and poetry (which includes proposals from undergraduates; thanks for heads up, Dr. Murphy!)

Special Panels Creative Writing and Poetry
2011 Savagism and Civilization University of Oklahoma SAGES
Conference Date: Friday October 14, 2011

Two special panels devoted to creative writing are currently accepting author proposals. Proposals should engage poetry and/or fiction as a space for theoretical and/or historical dialogue with the theme of “Savagism and Civilization.” Proposals should include: 1) a short paragraph detailing a brief biography of the author and the ways in which the work engages the conference theme (250 words or less); 2) a writing sample of no more then four poems or five pages of fiction. Fiction writers selected to participate will workshop their short stories in a writing session and later present their work during an open panel. Poets will workshop their poetry, with a focus to revise their work for spoken word performance. Poets will perform their work during and open session for conference participants.

CFP: DEADLINE September 16, 2011.

Details after the break.

Inquiries regarding this special area and/or proposals (250 words) with writing samples (four poems; five pages of fiction) may be sent to Rain Goméz or SAGES at the contacts below.

Rain Goméz: SAGES:

Native Writers Circle of the Americas First Book Award: Poetry 2009 National Secretary Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers

The Savagism and Civilization conference is being sponsored by the Student Association of Graduate English Studies (SAGES) and the Native American Studies (NAS) department at the University of Oklahoma (OU), and will be held at the National Weather Center in Norman, OK. Keynote speakers for this conference include Dr. Joshua Nelson (Cherokee Nation), who specializes in Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, and Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham (Chickasaw Nation), a professor of Native American Literature at Oklahoma State University and the current editor of American Indian Quarterly.

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