23rd Annual English Language and Literature Conference for Undergraduates

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University of St. Francis
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Attention: All undergraduate writers and English majors!

The University of St. Francis is now accepting scholarly papers from undergraduate students for our 23rd Annual English Language and Literature Conference. This event is open to all undergraduate students.

We are calling for any paper related to English language, literature, film, critical theory, or creative writing. Please note that we can only accept one paper per applicant. If your paper is accepted, you will present it to fellow students from all around the country.

Please submit complete papers to ell@stfrancis.edu. The deadline is December 15th.

The conference will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2013. This year Keynote speaker Aleksandar Hemon will kick off the conference, followed by student presentations and a luncheon with Hemon. We will have more student presentations in the afternoon, after which we will conclude with an awards reception to honor the many ways in which students excel in their presentations.

A $25 registration fee includes coffee and refreshments all day long, a shuttle service to and from area hotels, and the awards reception. We regret that we do not have additional funding for travel and accommodations. Lunch with Hemon (by reservation) will be $20. (For those who opt out of the conference lunch, the cafeteria buffet will remain open).

On-line registration for the conference will open in mid-January on our conference website, which will also contain information about local accommodations. On-line registration will close two weeks before the conference.

The ELL conference is an exciting, fun, and beneficial event not to be missed by anyone interested in literature, culture, theater, and the lively discussion of important ideas. A special bonus is that a conference presentation looks especially good on graduate school applications and resumes!

Please send any and all inquires to ell@stfrancis.edu.
The University of St. Francis is located in Joliet, Illinois.