CFP: English Studies Conference Uniting Educators (6/1/07; 9/21/07-9/22/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Black
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Call for Proposals

The Redwood Writing Project, The Humboldt State University
English Department & The Redwood Chapter of CATE
invite proposals for

FESCUE: Fall English Studies Conference Uniting Educators

Friday & Saturday, 21-22/09/2007
Founders Hall, Humboldt State University

* Featuring Keynote Speakers Carol Jago and Timothy J. Lensmire *
The Fall English Studies Conference aims to increase awareness of the
interdisciplinarity of English Studies. This year's theme, Crossing
Borders, encompasses and questions:

* Different Englishes *
* Narratives of place *
* Boundaries of texts/language *
* Geographical, cultural, and ecological landscapes *
* Multiple identity constructions *
* Genre experiments *
* Uncommon allegiances *
* Textual interventions *
* Marginalized groups *

FESCUE brings together educators, researchers, students, and the community
for the purposes of professional development, creative presentations,
dialogue, and research dissemination. This two-day Conference is comprised
of panel discussions, workshops, creative readings, lectures, and
symposia. Proposals are encouraged that engage two common readings:
Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, and Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis.

Primary Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, 1/06/2007
Proposals received after this deadline will be considered on a
space-available basis.
Electronic submissions are preferred.
Proposals should be emailed as MS Word or RTF files to
FESCUE Committee, at

FESCUE 2007 Proposal Guidelines

Proposals will be judged on the following criteria:
• Level of appeal to a broad audience. FESCUE brings together a wide
range of people: kindergarten through college teachers, students,
researchers, community activists, and more.
• Quality of proposal. Proposals should be well written and well conceived.
• Relationship to theme. Proposals that address the Crossing Borders
theme will be preferred over general ones.

There are two options for presenting at FESCUE. Please clearly indicate
which option you prefer.

Option 1 = 75 Minute Session: One or more presenters who have together
constructed 75 minutes worth of activities, presentation, lecture,
reading/performance, and/or discussion along a central theme, text, or

Option 2 = 10-30 Minute Panel Presentation: An individual who has
researched and/or has expertise with a specific topic that she/he would
like to share as part of a panel to be organized by the conference team.
Original creative nonfiction, short fiction and poetry are welcome.
Please indicate a preferred length of time for your presentation.

ALL SESSION PROPOSALS should include the following:
a. Specify option 1 or 2.
b. A [catchy!] title for the session.
c. An abstract of no more than 100 words in length, to be included in the
conference program.
d. Full description of 500–750 words, which details the nature and length
of the presentation.
e. The full name and affiliation of each presenter, including email and
f. The body of the proposal should detail the composition of the session,
describing, for example, the presentation topics, the workshop activities,
g. Audio/Visual needs.

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