CFP: [Graduate] With Pen in Hand: Place and Identity in 21st Century English Studies

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Jennifer Cover
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With Pen in Hand: Place and Identity in 21st Century English Studies

Virginia Tech's Department of English welcomes the submission of abstracts
for the annual graduate student conference “With Pen in Hand” taking place
February 20-21, 2009. This year's topic is "Place and Identity in 21st
Century English Studies."

As graduate students, we are the emerging voices of English Studies in the
21st Century. How is the work of our discipline changing? How do we as
graduate students find our place and identity within the vast territory
that our field now occupies? What new genres are emerging? As we become a
more global society, how does place affect our writing? How do we connect
our work to places outside the academy? How does the ever blurring line of
public and private discourse affect our sense of place?

In order to address these and other questions, we invite graduate students
in English and related disciplines to submit individual or panel proposals
from their current work. Individual proposals should be no more than 250
words and panel proposals should be no more than 500.

We welcome work in:
--Literature (all periods and genres)
--Rhetoric and Composition
--Creative Writing
--Technical and Professional Writing
--Cultural Studies and/or Critical Theory

Please submit proposals by December 15th to Jennifer Cover,
Please include “VT Grad Conference” in your subject line, and let us know
if you will be needing technology for your presentation.

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. A block of rooms will be
reserved at a local hotel. Information about this and other logistics
details will be forthcoming.

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