The International Society for Contemporary Legend Research is pleased to announce that the 2011 Perspectives on Contemporary Legend Twenty-ninth International Conference is to be held at the Hilton Harrisburg, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Proposals for papers on all aspects of 'contemporary', 'urban', or 'modern' legend research are sought, as are those on any legend or legend-like traditions that circulate actively at present or have circulated at an earlier historical
period. Previous discussions have ranged in focus from the ancient to the modern (including Internet-lore) and have covered diverse cultures worldwide (including our own academic world).
The 2011 meeting will be organized as a series of seminars at which the majority of those who attend will present papers and/or contribute to discussion sessions. Concurrent sessions will be avoided so that all participants can hear all the papers. Proposals for special panels of papers, discussion sessions and other related events are encouraged. To participate in the conference, please forward a title and abstract (250-300 words) by February 1st 2011 to:
Dr. Yvonne J Milspaw
Department of Communications, Humanities and the Arts
Harrisburg Area Community College
1 HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17036 USA
Office phone 1-717-780-2555
Registration forms, payments and any questions about dues or registration fees should be sent to:
Dr Elissa R Henken
Department of English
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30605 USA
Registration fees for ISCLR members $90 USD, $92 CAD, £55, 65€
for non-ISCLR members $130 USD, $135 CAD, £75, 95€
Student non-ISCLR members $115 USD, $117 CAD, £67.50, 83.50€
Hotel, conference location and travel
The conference will be held in the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel, One North Second Street, Harrisburg PA 17101. Reservations for the hotel can be made through the website www.harrisburg.hilton.com or by telephone at (717) 233-6000. The room rate is $124 per night, and be sure to mention that you are with the ISCLR group. Meeting rooms are in the hotel and will be provided to us free if enough people stay at the hotel. The hotel is only three blocks from the Harrisburg train and bus station (with easy access from Washington DC and New York City via Philadelphia on Amtrak trains or bus), and is a 15 minute $20 taxi ride from the Harrisburg International Airport.
Harrisburg is a small beautiful city, and the hotel is only a very short walk from a lovely riverside park, a dozen fine restaurants, eleven local legends, ten haunted sites, nine baseball players, eight art galleries, seven swans a-swimming, six decent pubs, five glorious days, four nice libraries, three dangerous bookstores, two micro-breweries (I know you are interested in local culture), and one huge ghost ridden battlefield (Gettysburg—30 minute drive).
Simon Bronner’s graduate students at nearby Penn State Harrisburg are talking about arranging a legend trip and some sampling of local foods.