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CFP: International Society for Contemporary Legend Research: Perspectives on Contemporary Legend

Wednesday, October 15, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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The 2015 Perspectives in Contemporary Legend Annual Conference will be held May 27-31, 2015, at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Many of you know the Menger Hotel, since ISCLR has held several meetings there over the years. Built in 1859, the five-story Menger Hotel is next to the Alamo, just one block from the Children's Museum and steps away from the wonderful San Antonio Riverwalk, the Witte Museum, and the Institute of Texas Cultures. The Menger advertises itself as the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi. The hotel is known for exquisite architecture, including a stunning 3-story lobby, a restored wing adorned with 19th-century Victorian furniture and paintings, a bar where Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders cavalry, and a few ghosts.

As usual, the 33rd Perspectives on Contemporary Legend meeting will be organized as a series of seminars at which the majority of attendees will present papers. Concurrent sessions will be avoided so that all partcipants can hear all papers. Proposals for special panels, discussion sessions and other related events are encouraged.

Proposals for papers on all aspects of "contemporary," "urban," or "modern" legend research are sought as are those on any legend or legend-like tradition that circulate actively at present or have circulated at an earlier historical period. To submit a proposal, please forward a title and abstract (250-300 words – by e-mail) by February 1st, 2015 to:

Diane Goldstein,


Cathy Preston,


Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, Texas 78205

The Room rates at the Menger Hotel for our group are $129.00 for regular rooms (1 King bed or 2 Queen beds) for Single/Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy. A few small suites have also been reserved for our group at the very reasonable rate of $150 per night. All rooms are subject to a Hotel Occupancy Tax of 16.75%. Conference rates will be honored for rooms booked for the period of May 25 – 31, 2015 and must be booked by May 4, 2015. Book rooms by phoning the reservations department (800-345-9285) and telling the clerk you wish to reserve a room under the "International Society of Contemporary Legend Research” code #515LGNDRSRCH. Or reserve through the website:

Additional Hotel Amenities & Travel Information:

  • San Antonio Int’l Airport is 15-20 minutes away.
  • City shuttle, SA Trans Express, leaves every 15-30 minutes from outside the baggage claim area at the airport. Cost is $18.00 one way or $34.00 round trip. Taxi is $25.00 to $35.00.
  • Hotel Valet rate is $25.00 a day plus tax (includes in and out privileges). Public lots around the hotel range from $10.00 to $20.00 per day, subject to change. Covered parking in the River Center Mall is $20.00 for a 24 hour period.

Registration information and fees will be sent out in March 2015.

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