2014 UNT Critical Voices Conference—March 21, 2014 (Submission Deadline: March 1, 2014)

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The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA)

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) is now accepting submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held March 21, 2014.

The theme of this year's UNT Critical Voices Conference is:

"Writing Anew: Critical, Cultural, and Canonical Innovations in Literature and Creative Writing."

Interpreting the act of writing as one of (re)invention and (re)constitution equips burgeoning critics and creative writers to engage the written word along the axes of power, politics, and persuasion. The 2014 UNT Critical Voices Conference invites critical and creative pieces that both celebrate and challenge the canonical, historical, and/or political structures with which authors have interacted for centuries.

Authors may submit an abstract of 200-500 words (for a piece of literary/cultural criticism) or an excerpt (for a creative piece) to UNTCriticalVoices@gmail.com.

We encourage authors to submit individual paper proposals as well as proposals for panels of three related presentations.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2014. The conference committee will notify applicants by March 5, 2014. Authors accepted to the conference will receive further information about payment and travel arrangements. No registration fee will be required for UNT GSEA members in good standing. All other participants must pay a $15 registration fee (early registration) or a $20 registration fee at the conference.