Seeking Commonalities: Writing, Literature, and Criticism

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Valdosta State University
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kmurphy@valdosta.edu

WIREGRASS CONFERENCE
IN ENGLISH STUDIES

Keynote Speaker: Poet Brigitte Byrd, Ph.D.
http://www.brigittebyrd.com

Sponsored by VSU’s English Graduate Student Association
SEEKING COMMONALITIES:
WRITING, LITERATURE, AND CRITICISM
Valdosta State University
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Bailey Science Center

The complexities of literature and language studies can fragment graduate students to the degree that they lose sight of the commonalities among the components of their discipline. This conference seeks to reconnect us to the common allure of language, literature, and the contingent sub-disciplines that likely drew us to this multi-faceted field. We encourage submissions, especially from graduate students, on topics related to the conference theme. Some selected categories include:

Technology
Media Studies
Popular Culture
World Literature
Genre Literature
Pedagogy in Creative Writing, Literature, and Rhetoric and Composition
British Literature
American Literature
Creative Writing
Send your 300-word abstracts to Kristy Singletary at kmurphy@valdosta.edu by Friday, January 30, 2010. Selections will be announced via e-mail by Monday, February 15, 2010. Direct other inquiries to Darcy Fallon, Conference Coordinator, dmfallon@valdosta.edu .
Access the conference website at www.valdosta.edu/english.

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