North Texas Graduate English Conference April 13th, 2013

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Graduate Student Association at the University of Texas at Arlington
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The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to announce the Spring 2013 North Texas Graduate English Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2012. Fully expanded details may be found at our UTA English Graduate Student Association Facebook group.

Theme: “Reflections: Images and Everymen.”

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deborah Armintor, Associate Professor of English at the University of North Texas and author of the book The Little Everyman: Stature and Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century English Literature (University of Washington Press, 2011).

Call for Papers

The North Texas Graduate English Conference welcomes papers in literature, language, composition, rhetoric, pedagogy, and critical theory on themes of “reflection,” a way of engaging with others, the world, and ourselves.

Possible topics and approaches include (but are not limited to):
• Issues of image, representation, appearance, and identity
• The acts of meditation and consideration
• Looking back at history, past, and origin
• The dialectic between past, present, and future
• Mirroring or doubling
• The relationship between "inner" and "outer" realities

Award: An award will be offered to the best paper as determined by our submissions committee.

Deadline: A 300-word abstract is due by January 15, 2013. Selected full papers will be due March 30th.

Send conference abstracts (with subject line “North Texas Graduate Conference 2013”) to:

Dr. William Arce
Assistant Professor, Department of English
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas 76019

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