full name / name of organization: 
CSU Los Angeles/English Graduate Student Association

Significations - CSULA Department of English Graduate Student Conference - May 3, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 10

***Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jayne Lewis, University of California, Irvine

Paper Topics
This year's theme is "Convergence." We invite submissions exploring the fields of literature, linguistics, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing. Areas of inquiry may also include cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies, philosophy, the social sciences, and visual and performing arts.

Submission Guidelines
Papers must be between 10 and 12 pages in length, including Works Cited and endnotes, and in strict accordance with MLA format. Anticipate 20 minutes for presentation of your paper.

Please submit via email attachment (MS Word only) with a cover sheet stating your name, paper title, street address, email address, phone number, and institutional affiliation. On an additional page, please include a maximum 250-word abstract of your paper and a one-sentence thesis statement typed in bold print. A short biographical summary of your interests (fewer than 100 words, please) should be included. Please delete your name or other identifying information from the header or body of your paper.

Graduate students may submit only one paper for consideration. The proceedings will be published by the CSULA English Graduate Student Association.

Questions and comments may be directed to the conference coordinators at significations14@gmail.com

***Dr. Jayne Lewis is a Professor of English in the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. Her most recent book examines the emergence of "atmosphere" as a dimension of literary experience which links the history of early fiction with natural philosophy and the supernatural. She is currently completing Enlightened Christianities, which she describes as "an anthology of Christian writing in English, 1660-1750, which explores everything from physico-theology to freethinking, from Anglican poetics to the dynamics of dissent, from popular depictions female spirituality and spiritual self-help to the rise of Methodism". Her other research interests focus on literature of the supernatual, gothic fiction, and narratives of illness and healing.