Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature, 4/30/09; 9/26/09

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East Tennessee State University, Drs. Katherine Weiss and Thomas Alan Holmes

The Third Annual Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature (SASCOL) is seeking papers dealing with any aspect of literature and/or film. Papers should be no longer than 10 pages (15 minutes reading time) and should be a scholarly work. We are not accepting creative writing.

This student conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Keynote Speaker: Amy Kaufman of Wesleyan College, scholar of Medieval Literature.

The conference will be held at Culp Center on the ETSU campus in Johnson City, TN on Saturday, September 26, 2009.

Registration fee: $30 (registration covers keynote banquet).

Email abstracts of no more than 250 words by April 30th, 2009 to Professors Katherine Weiss ( or Thomas Alan Holmes (

Students who wish to be considered for the SASCOL Award for the Most Outstanding Literary Research will need to submit full papers at a later date. Submission guidelines and deadline will be available on the SASCOL website.

Detailed information is posted on the SASCOL website (; queries can also be sent to Professors Katherine Weiss ( and Thomas Alan Holmes (