UPDATE: Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (7/1/06; 9/30/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Beth Pennington M_PENNIN
contact email: 
M_PENNIN@uncg.edu

We have extended our deadline!

The University of North Carolina -Greensboro?s English Graduate Student
Association asks, "What are you working on?" for its first
interdisciplinary conference in English studies to be held September 30,
2006. We are each "Writing into the Profession" as we employ the theories
and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not your usual CFP
- we're not asking you to bend your interests to suit a specific theme.
Instead, we want you to use our conference as an opportunity to explore and
enact just what it means to be part of the English profession. Bring
whatever you are currently working on and engage in productive dialogue
with other graduate students who are also beginning to write themselves
into the profession. Explore what it means to enter English Studies as a
professional as you present your work at a conference, honestly engage your
peer's work, and participate in a comfortable, open forum with current
professionals who will answer questions you may have about the daily
practices of scholars in our field. We invite you to share your current
interests with us and encourage you to leave us with open-ended questions
to fuel discussion.

This conference is designed to provide area graduate scholars an
opportunity to share their current research among peers in a
non-threatening and receptive academic environment. We hope to build a
greater sense of community and create a useful dialogue among fellow
graduate students.

Proposals will be accepted on any topic related to English Studies, from
Rhetoric/Composition to Literature, from Theory to Practice. Please submit
a one-page proposal describing your current project by JULY 1, 2006 via
email to: egsa_at_uncg.edu

Mary Beth Pennington
English DepartmentUniversity of North Carolina - Greensboro

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