MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

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Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization
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The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Common Threads: A Crazy-Quilt of Literary Inquiry." Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:

•Children's Literature

•American Literature

•British Literature

•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies

•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted through email to the MTSU EGSO Conference Selection Committee.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is June 15, 2010.

Participants will be notified of their acceptance via email on July 15, 2010.

Early Registration for the Conference is due by August 15, 2010. The fee is $10. Registration forms are available on the MTSU EGSO website at

The MTSU EGSO Conference will be held on Friday, September 24, 2010, at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The event is designed to provide a forum for graduate and undergraduate students of English to share their work in a conference setting. Presenters will be organized into panels of similar areas of study within the following groupings:

•Children's Literature, graduate or undergraduate authored (an MTSU signature program)

•Graduate Authored Presentations, non-Children's Literature

•Undergraduate Authored Presentations, non-Children's Literature

Any questions regarding submissions should be sent

Hope to see you at the conference!