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Contact: Christine Payton March 14, 2012
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
In an age when new media technology often blurs boundaries with traditional literary and cultural expressions, one of the state’s fastest growing academic conferences will be convening at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from March 29 - 31, to discuss this important twenty-first-century topic.

This year’s conference will focus on the role of media, technology and the imagination as they relate to literary, cultural and/or pedagogical contexts.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Del Jacobs, author of Interrogating the Image: Movies and the World of Film and Television and professor at State College of Florida.

Also attending as a guest speaker is Mike Arnzen, winner of the Bram Stoker Award and professor at Seton Hill University.

The annual conference is hosted by UL Lafayette's English Department.

This year’s conference marks its eleventh year. Past guests have included acclaimed novelist Sandra Cisneros and noted literary critic Gerald Graff.

Each year the Darrell Bourque Award is awarded to the most outstanding conference paper in honor of Louisiana’s past Poet Laureate. The Louisiana Conference has also published a collection of papers from the ninth annual conference entitled Turning Points and Transformations, edited by Dr. Christine De Vine.

The event will take place in UL Lafayette's Olivier Hall and is open to the public. Registration is $85. For students, it is $45.

Visit http://english.louisiana.edu/laconference for more information.

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