The deadline to submit papers for the upcoming Literary Festival at Newman University is Monday, March 15. This is the 11th year for Newman’s annual Literary Festival. This year’s topic is “E-scapes: The Possibility for Hope in a Post-Literary America.” Proposals will be considered for this or any other literary topic. The festival will be held April 10-11 in the Jabara Flexible Theatre, inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus.
The keynote speaker for the conference is Sherryl Vint, an associate professor of English Language and Literature at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. Vint is the author of Bodies of Tomorrow: Technology, Subjectivity, Science Fiction, and co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction. She is also an editor for Extrapolation and Science Fiction Film & Television, and has recently completed Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal.
Other featured speakers include Dr. Timothy Richardson and Wendy Donaldson, as well as Newman University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Austin, Ph.D., and Newman Professor of English Bryan Dietrich, Ph.D., who is organizing the festival.
Other speakers from Newman are Assistant Professor of English Susan Crane, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of English Marguerite Regan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English Stephen Poulter, Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Philosophy Jamey Findling, Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Philosophy Christopher Fox, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of History Kelly McFall, Ph.D.
The conference is co-sponsored by Eighth Day Books. Registration is $30 for presenters and $10 for attendees. For more information contact Dietrich at 316-942-4291, ext. 2341, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.newmanu.edu/LiteraryFestival.aspx.