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THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF CONTEMPORARY LEGEND RESEARCH (ISCLR)
PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY LEGEND 2004
21-24 JULY, 2004
ABERYSTWYTH, WALES

Croeso i Aberystwyth

For the first time in over twenty years of the International Society of
Contemporary Legend Research, the annual ISCLR conference is going to be
held in Wales. The 22nd Contemporary Legend conference is going to be
held in sunny seaside resort town of Aberystwyth 21-24 July 2004, hosted
by the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Founded in 1872, Aberystwyth was the first university institution to be
established in Wales. Today, it has over 7,000 registered students,
including over 1,100 postgraduates across eighteen academic departments.

Several special events are being planned during this conference
including a day trip to Hay-on-Wye – the bibliophile’s Disneyworld, a
gorgeous village which is home to an unbelievable number of used
bookstores; a visit to Machynlleth, where Owain Glyndwr built Wales’
first parliament and currently houses the Celtica multi-media exhibit;
and a tour of the National Library of Wales, with specific attention to
its rare manuscript collection. And, as a university town in the UK,
there is a never-ending supply of public houses.

The conference fee is set at £50 (£70 for non-members and £10 for
registered students), which includes the Conference Dinner.
Accommodation has been arranged in Rosser and Penbryn Halls at a rate of
£34.75 (en-suite, including breakfast and lunch) or £25.30 (standard,
including breakfast and lunch). Other rates may be available upon
request.  Other accommodation can be arranged independently:
http://www.aber.ac.uk/overnight.shtml.

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 2004 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 where possible
so that all participants can hear all or most of the papers.  Proposals
for special panels of papers, discussion sessions and other related
events are encouraged.  Because of anticipated interest in this year’s
conference participants are advised that we may be unable to guarantee
the customary 45 minutes for each presentation and shorter papers will
be welcomed.

To participate in the conference please contact Mikel J. Koven
([log in to unmask]) for a registration form and return by 1st February
2004.  For further information or travel advice please contact:

Dr. Mikel J. Koven
Lecturer, Department of Theatre, Film and TV
UWA
(01970) 621605
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