International Conference on Storytelling and Cultural Identity (ICS)

Venue: Terceira/AZORES (Portugal)

Location: TERCEIRA, Azores

Event Date/Time: Jun 27, 2005 End Date/Time: Jun 29, 2005
Registration Date: Feb 15, 2005
Early Registration Date: Feb 15, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 30, 2004
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The primary focus of this conference is to explore the power of storytelling in the recuperation of memory, collective identity formation, and the presence of oral traditions in literature and the sister arts. All forms of storytelling narrative (oral and written), performative, cinematic, musical, and hybrid as well as methodologies (linguistic, sociological, political, anthropological, etc.) will be considered as long as they relate to the themes explicit and implicit in the title of this conference. Papers may be presented in any of the following languages: Portuguese, Castilian, English, and French.

¦ Children’s Stories
¦ Narrative and Linguistics
¦ Narrative and Myth
¦ Narrative and Visual/Performing Arts and Music
¦ Oral Tradition and Contemporary Chronicle
¦ Postmodern and Postcolonial Narratives
¦ Relationships of Oral and Written Narratives
¦ Story, Dialogue and Discourse
¦ Storytelling in Vitorino Nemésio
¦ Testimonial Narrative (Autobiography/Biography)
¦ Text, Context and Intertext in Storytelling and Poetical Performance
¦ Theories and Strategies of Oral Narratives
¦ Other Suggestions

We welcome the submission of abstracts for a 20-minute presentation plus a 10-minute discussion. Papers will be selected based on the evaluation of an anonymously written abstract. Only one individual or one joint abstract per author or presenting group will be accepted. Send a 600-word abstract. Upon acceptance of your abstract please submit immediately a short 200-word summary for publication in the conference program. Include the title of the paper on the abstract but not the author’s name. Deadline for receipt of abstracts and a concise (1/2 page) narrative cv is June 30th, 2004. Please include a separate cover page with the following:
¦ Author’s name and affiliation ¦ Email ¦ Mailing address ¦ Title of presentation
Please email your abstract to
Late submissions will not be accepted, and we cannot accept papers that are to be published elsewhere. Acceptance of your paper for presentation implies a commitment on your part to register and attend the conference. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by August 30th, 2004. A selection of the papers presented will be published in the independent volumes in Portuguese and English.

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Organizing Committee:
Dr. Irene Maria F. Blayer, Modern Languages, Brock University, Ontario, Canada L0S 1J0
Dr. Francisco Cota Fagundes, Spanish and Portuguese University of Massachusetts Amherst 01003
Dr. Mário Cabral, Director CCCAH, 9700-Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Azores


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