CFP: Encountering the Text (grad) (3/22/06; 4/22/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kenneth Florey
contact email: 

Kenneth Florey, Organizer
The Seventh Annual Graduate English Conference
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
Saturday, April 22, 2006
9:00 am-4:30 pm
Encountering the Text:
Reading, Teaching, Theorizing, Writing

We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in
English, Foreign Languages, literary studies and other related fields.
We welcome a range of perspectives on texts including African American
Studies, Comparative Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, Creative
Writing, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Diaspora Studies, Film
Studies, Gay/Lesbian/Transgender/Intersex/Queer Studies, Latino/a
Studies, Linguistics, Media Studies, Pedagogy, Professional Writing,
Secondary Education, Textual Studies, and Women's Studies.

Possible topics include but are not limited to interpretations of
literary (and non-literary) texts, reception of texts, adaptations of
texts, inter-textualities, literacies, translations, archival research,
postmodernist texts, visual culture and writing across the curriculum.
Panels will be one and a half hours long. Presentations will be 15-20
minutes long (papers
should 6-8 pages in length).

Guidelines for Submissions:
Paper and panel proposals should incorporate one or more of the themes
of the conference, listed above.

A proposal for a paper should consist of a 250-350 word abstract.
Paper proposals must also include the paper title, and the name, day
and evening phone numbers, fax number, e-mail address, surface mail
address and institutional affiliation of the presenter.

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. Panel proposals must also include the names,
the title of the panel, the titles of the papers, and the day and
evening phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and surface mail
addresses of all presenters.

Additional information:
Please also indicate whether you might be willing to chair/moderate a

Electronic Submissions:
Please send submissions by email to:, either
included in the body of the e-mail message or as an e-mail attachment
(in Word DOC). Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.

Non-Electronic Submissions:
If you are unable to e-mail your proposal, you may send either a
PC-compatible floppy disk containing the document (in Word DOC) or a
hard copy to:

Dr. Kenneth Florey
Graduate Conference 2006 Organizer
English Department
Southern CT State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515.

Hard copy submissions must include a separate cover page with the
name(s), paper/panel title(s) and other details and a second page with
title(s) and abstract(s) but no name(s). All submissions will be
assessed anonymously.

Deadline for receipt of submissions:
5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 22 March 2004.

Notification of Acceptance:
Presenters will be notified of the conference committee's decision by
e-mail on or about
3 April 2006.

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English Department at

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