International Society for Contemporary Legend Research Perspectives on Contemporary Legend
San Antonio, Texas
33rd International Conference
The 2015 Perspectives in Contemporary Legend Annual Conference will be held May 27-31, 2015, at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Many of you know the Menger Hotel, since ISCLR has held several meetings there over the years. Built in 1859, the five-story Menger Hotel is next to the Alamo, just one block from the Children’s Museum and steps away from the wonderful San Antonio Riverwalk, the Witte Museum, and the Institute of Texas Cultures. The Menger advertises itself as the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi. The hotel is known for exquisite architecture, including a stunning 3-story lobby, a restored wing adorned with 19th-century Victorian furniture and paintings, a bar where Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders cavalry, and a few ghosts.
As usual, the 33rd Perspectives on Contemporary Legend meeting will be organized as a series of seminars at which the majority of attendees will present papers. Concurrent sessions will be avoided so that all partcipants can hear all papers. Proposals for special panels, discussion sessions and other related events are encouraged.
Proposals for papers on all aspects of “contemporary,” “urban,” or “modern” legend research are sought as are those on any legend or legend-like tradition that circulate actively at present or have circulated at an earlier historical period. To submit a proposal, please forward a title and abstract (250-300 words – by e-mail) by February 1st, 2015 to: