CFP: Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (grad) (3/31/06; EGSA, 9/30/06)

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Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English

The University of North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student
Association asks, “What you working on?” for its first interdisciplinary
conference in English studies on September 30, 2006. We are each “Writing
into the Profession” as we employ the theories and practices of effective
English scholarship. This is not your usual CFP - we’re not asking you to
bend your interests to suit a specific theme. Instead, we want you to use
our conference as an opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to
be part of the English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working
on and engage in productive dialogue with other graduate students who are
also beginning to write themselves into the profession. Explore what it
means to enter English Studies as a professional as you present your work
at a conference, honestly engage your peer's work, and participate in a
comfortable, open forum with current professionals who will answer
questions you may have about the daily practices of scholars in our field.
We invite you to share your current interests with us and encourage you to
leave us with open-ended questions to fuel discussion.

This conference is designed to provide area graduate scholars an
opportunity to share their current research among peers in a
non-threatening and receptive academic environment. We hope to build a
greater sense of community and create a useful dialogue among fellow
graduate students.

Proposals will be accepted on any topic related to English Studies, from
Rhetoric/Composition to Creative Writing to Literature, from Theory to
Practice. Please submit a one-page proposal describing your current project
by May 31, 2006 via email to:

You can also check out our website at:
for more details as they are made available.

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