Is It All About the Text? Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

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Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University
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The Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT

April 21, 2012
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
English Department
Engleman Hall

Is It All About the Text?
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies and other related fields. We welcome a range of perspectives including:

African American Studies
Comparative Literature
Composition and Rhetoric
Teaching Technologies
Creative Writing
Critical Theory
Cultural Studies
Disability Studies
Diaspora Studies
Film Studies
Gay/Lesbian/Transgender/Intersex/Queer Studies
Latino/a Studies
Media Studies
Professional Writing
Secondary Education
Textual Studies
Women's Studies


Possible topics include but by no means are not limited to:

adaptations of texts
archival research
digital texts
graphic texts
interpretations of literary texts
reception of texts
teaching with technologies
visual culture
writing across the curriculum.

Panels will be one and a half hours long. Presentations will be 15-20 minutes long (papers should be 6-8 pages in length maximum).

Guidelines for Submissions to the 2013 Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University:

Submissions for individual papers must include your paper title and the name, email address, phone number and institutional affiliation.

Submissions for panels must include the panel title and the titles of the panelists' papers, the panelists' names, email addresses), phone numbers and institutional affiliations.

All proposals must be submitted electronically
Please send submissions by email only to Vara Neverow at: The submission should be included in the body of the email message AND as an email attachment (in Word .doc, .docx, or RTF format).

A proposal should consist of a 250-350 word abstract with the title and contact information noted above.

A proposal for a panel should consist of an overall description of the panel (approximately 250 words) and a 250-350 word abstract for each paper or presentation with titles and contact information as noted above.

Additional information:
Please also indicate in your email whether you might be willing to chair/moderate a session.

Deadline for receipt of submissions:
5:00 p.m., 29 March 2013.

Notification of Acceptance:
Presenters will be notified of the conference committee's decision by email on or about 8 April 2013

There will be a $25 conference pre-registration fee ($10 for Southern CT students and faculty), due by 16 April 2013.

Payment can be online via credit card (the website is not yet activated) or by check. Checks must be made payable to SCSUF (Southern CT State University Foundation).

On-site registration fees will be $30 ($15 for Southern CT students and faculty) and must be paid by check or in cash in person.

Registration fees include all food service
(continental breakfast, beverage breaks, luncheon and closing reception).

For more information, contact Dr. Vara Neverow

Dr. Vara Neverow
Graduate Conference Organizer
English Department
Southern CT State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515.