Narrating the Portuguese Diaspora: International Conference on Storytelling (ICS)

Venue: University of Lisbon, Portugal

Location: Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Oct 23, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 25, 2008
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jun 15, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 15, 2008
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OCTOBER 23-25, 2008
University of Lisbon¨D Lisbon, Portugal
International Conference on Storytelling:
Narrating the Portuguese Diaspora (1928-2008)

Congresso Internacional sobre Narrativa e Di¨¢spora Portuguesa (1928-2008)

Abstracts (20 min. paper), and panel proposals are invited for submission. All forms of the diaspora (literary, linguistic, sociological, historical, cultural, and others) will be considered as long as they relate to the theme explicit and implicit in the title of the conference. Please consult the website for suggested topics within the scope of the Conference.

Two copies of the abstract (500-words) should be sent via e-mail to by March 15, 2008. Please send one anonymous copy for peer reviewing; the other should include the author's name, affiliation, e-mail address, and paper title. 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 April 15, 2008. Papers may be presented in any of the following languages: English, Portuguese, French, and Castilian.

A selection of the papers presented will be published in the independent refereed volumes (not proceedings). The submitted papers will go through a blind peer-review process. More information about the volumes will be circulated amongst the participants soon after the notification of acceptance. The deadline for submitting papers for evaluation is December 15, 2008.

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Teresa Alves, University of Lisbon, Portugal; Irene Maria F. Blayer, Brock University, Canada; Teresa Cid, University of Lisbon; Francisco Cota Fagundes, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA


CEAUL/ULICES ¨C University of Lisbon Centre for the Study of English. Lisbon