Student Conference to be held at East Tennessee State University on Sept. 25, 2010

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Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature

SASCOL 2010 Call for Papers

Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature 2010
c/o Department of English
East Tennessee State University
P. O. Box 70683
Johnson City, TN 37614;

Keynote Speaker: Professor Mark Noble of Georgia State University will discuss "The Classroom in Poe's 'The Man in the Crowd.'"

The SASCOL organizers intend for our participants to learn more of their options as English scholars. Being "Southern Appalachian" as a regional marker rather than a content indicator, the conference welcomes submissions addressing any area of literature. Cross-disciplinary in nature, the conference welcomes submissions from students in disciplines other than English, as long as their submissions address literature. While presentations can be about literature in languages other than English, we ask that the presentations themselves be in English. We invite undergraduate and graduate students to participate in our conference.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Students from any academic discipline are eligible to submit material to this conference, but the submissions must be about literature.
Essays may address literature from any genre, region, or historic period.

Abstracts of 250 words should reach our offices via post or email by April 30, 2010.

Presenters will only be allotted for a reading time of 15 (fifteen) minutes. Panel chairs will assure that scheduled presenters will get their fair reading time assigned to them.

SASCOL 2010 is scheduled for September 25, 2010.
Achievement in Essay Award Submission Guidelines

Those who wish to submit their completed essays for consideration of our "Achievement in Essay" award should send completed essays of approximately 10-12 (ten to twelve) pages in length by 17 July 2010. Your completed registration form should accompany your essay.

Paper documentation should follow either the MLA or the APA formats.

We wish to follow a blind submission policy. Student name, address, phone numbers, and essay title should be on the cover sheet. The essay's title should also be on the first page of the essay, but the student name should not appear anywhere but the title sheet.

You can learn more about SASCOL at our website: or by contacting
conference organizers Dr. Katherine Weiss ( and Dr. Thomas Alan Holmes