Reading Identity Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference

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MacEwan University

Reading Identity: Inside/Out
Friday February 1st and Saturday February 2nd, 2013

Proposal deadline: November 26, 2012
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MacEwan University is pleased to invite undergraduate students to submit proposals for our third annual Reading Identity English Undergraduate Conference. The conference is concerned with notions of identity across a broad spectrum - In society, culture, and aesthetics. The Inside/Out theme gestures towards dynamics of inclusion and belonging, exile and return, rewriting, reversal, and reconfiguration in relation to individuals, communities, texts, and genres of all kinds. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential topics concerning genres, historical periods, and theoretical perspectives. Under the umbrella of identity, possible paper topics can include but are not limited to the following:

Social class
Pop culture
Political ideologies
Socio-economic structures
Rewritings and adaptations
Literary techniques

Proposals should consist of two pages. The first page should include your name, title of paper, university affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number. The second page should contain a 250-word proposal outlining your presentation topic and thesis. Your proposal should indicate how your paper incorporates the conference theme. Please do not include any identifying information on the second page of the proposal as to eliminate the possibility of bias in selection.

Presentations should be within 15 to 20 minutes long (approximately 8 doubled-spaced pages).
Proposal deadline: November 26, 2012
Please submit proposals to