On September 14-16, 2017 the Western Lands & Peoples Initiative at Montana State University in Bozeman, with the College of Letters & Science and the MSU Library, will host a symposium, “Doig Country: Imagining Montana and the West” to celebrate the work of Ivan Doig and the acquisition of his papers by the university. See ivandoig.montana.edu/symposium-17
We invite proposals for papers & presentations that address the literature, history, and geography of Montana and the West that Doig explored so intimately in his memoirs and fiction. Work need not directly address Doig’s writings, but should allow participants to enter into a broad discussion of the connections between landscape and human experience, history and fiction, what close observation and attention to place contributes to the various disciplines that engage us as scholars and as readers.
Please submit a 250-word abstract of your proposed presentation and a 1-page c.v. by January 6, 2017 to email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.