Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future

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English Graduate Organization- University of North Florida
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The theme "Literature and Its Publics" invites us to consider the face of all of our objects of attention—not only literature and other kinds of texts but film, digital media, and rhetoric—and to consider our indispensable role in bringing texts and their audiences together. Papers and presentations might reflect on the current public status of literature and other kinds of texts in our society; address the nature of public reception according to period, genre, author, or otherwise; or imagine different futures.

The English Graduate Organization (E.G.O.) at the University of North Florida is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for the Spring 2015 conference, which will be held on April 20th in the UNF Student Union Ballroom 3703 from 6p.m. to 9p.m.

EGO welcomes papers and presentations from all areas within the field of English. Abstracts should be approximately 200 words, and presentations should be no longer than 10 - 12 minutes. Please email your submissions to no later than April 8th. In the email, please state whether you will be presenting a "paper" or a "work-in-progress." Remove all identifying markers on the abstract itself, which should be attached as a word .doc to the email.