[UPDATE] Deadline extended for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference April 15-16, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students in English Association
contact email: 
CriticalVoicesConference@gmail.com

The deadline for the 3rd Annual Critical Voices Conference has been extended to March 26th 2010!

Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.

Through the Looking-Glass: Thinking Critically in Literature and Beyond
In Through the Looking-Glass young Alice pushes her way through a mirror to find a new world full of adventure. Alice’s trip through the looking glass aptly mirrors that of the scholar who strives to go beyond the surface and grasp at the deeper meaning beyond. Your work for the Critical Voices Conference should take after Alice’s example and go beyond the surface to critically explore a topic of your choice. From the relationship between class and language to the symbolism of forests in folklore, your paper should critically discuss your subject and strive to reveal new insights.

Important Dates
Critical Voices Conference Date: April 15-16, 2010
Proposals due by March 26th, 2010
Acceptances will be mailed by March 28, 2010
Conference Schedule will be available on our website (www.english.unt.edu/gsea) by March 29, 2010

Conference Areas
Literary Studies
Travel Literature
Rhetoric and Composition
Creative Writing (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, and travel writing)
Folklore
Linguistics
Modern Languages
History
Cultural Studies
Gender Studies
Critical Theory

Paper and Panel Submission Guidelines
¨ Include an abstract (250-300 words) outlining the main argument of your presentation/paper with your name, affiliation, email address and phone number.
¨ Creative writers should send a short, descriptive abstract and a two page sample of the work to be considered.
¨ For panels, include a summary of 200 words discussing the scope of the panel along with a list of panel participants. Also include an abstract for each paper in the panel.
¨ Include a miniature biography of no more than 75 words. For panels, include biographies for each panelist.
¨ Attach your abstract, biography, and contact information to your e-mail in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format.
¨ Send submissions of work to Tim Boswell at CriticalVoicesConference@gmail.com by March 26, 2010.

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african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
graduate_conferences
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
medieval
poetry
postcolonial
professional_topics
religion
renaissance
rhetoric_and_composition
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian