CFP: [Professional] Call for Papers: Ninth Annual English Graduate Conference/SCSU/April 19, 2008

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Edith A. Kostka
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"Close Encounters of the Literary Kind: Teaching Methods in the Literature

Ninth Annual Graduate English Conference: Encountering the Text: Reading,
Teaching, Theorizing, Writing. Southern Connecticut State University, New
Haven, CT. April 19th, 2008. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This panel seeks innovative lesson plans and methodologies for the
teaching of such literature as poems, stories, journals, letters,
biographies, plays or personal narratives. What teaching methods strike
the reading imagination? What strategies deepen the reading encounter?
By what means are texts able to strike chords of experience, memory or
imagination? This panel seeks to examine an assortment of methods and
approaches designed to draw readers closer to texts in terms of meaningful
experience. Panelists are invited to showcase a significant lesson that
seems to deepen the connection between reader and text. Papers should be
written in MLA format with appropriate documentation.

Please submit two pages for consideration. One page should include one
paragraph of career biography. The second page should include a concise
abstract detailing the title of the paper and a summary of the argument
including methodology. Submissions may occur by land mail or by email.

Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2008.

Conference Fee: $20.00. Make checks payable to Department of English/SCSU.

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Or to:

Dr. Edith A. Kostka
P.O. Box 217
Seymour, CT 06483.

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