CFP: [Graduate] EGAD Conference - Sept 21 deadline/Oct 26 Conference

full name / name of organization: 
LeAnn R. Nash
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(Re)Presenting Genres: Shaping Minds Through Literature and Composition
Texas A&M University â€" Commerce will hold the 16th Annual English
Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) conference on October 26, 2007.
EGAD is now accepting proposals for papers and panels dealing with
contemporary issues in academia. We welcome submissions from all areas of
academic discourse including, but not limited to: English, Art, History,
Journalism, Political Science, Education, Psychology, and Sociology.
Submissions should be made by September 21, 2007. Registration materials
will be sent upon acceptance to the conference. Panels will be organized
by topic.
Suggested areas of interest:

Critical Theory
Academia/Professional Issues
Graduate Student Issues
Technology in the Classroom
Foreign Language Studies
Composition & Rhetoric
Pop Culture
Creative Writing
Film Studies
Science Fiction
Writing Center Theory & Practice
Literary Studies

Scott McCloud will be this year’s keynote speaker.
McCloud is the author of Understanding Comics Reinventing Comics, and
Making Comics, a brand new release. In recent years, Scott has given
visual lectures on Comics and Technology at computer events,
corporations, universities, museums, film and music festivals and
government organizations. Topics include Comics Storytelling, Online
Comics and most recently, Japanese Comics. Visuals include a cascade of
fast-changing images (using Powerpoint, but just for pictures and
diagrams, rather than the usual sleep-inducing bulleted list) and browser
demos from local files. Scott also hooks up his drawing tablet so that he
can sketch live on-screen when the presentation calls for it. His past
lecture stops include Harvard University, MIT, The Smithsonian,
Microsoft, IBM, and Pixar. For more information on Scott McCloud, visit
his website at

For more information about registration fees, contact Sean George at the
email address below, and/or visit EGAD’s blog at

To apply, send an abstract of 250-500 words. Electronic submissions
encouraged; please email proposals as an attached MS Word document to Panel proposals and workshops are welcome.
Notification of acceptance and conference registration materials will be
mailed electronically upon acceptance.

Please send inquiries and abstracts to:
c/o Sean George
Department of Literature and Languages
PO Box 3011
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

"Arguably the most important cartoonist alive." -- Locus Magazine
"Just about the smartest guy in comics." -- Frank Miller
"Dean of Humanities or Human Cannonball? You decide!" -- Scott Gilbert

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