CFP: [General] Illinois Philological Association (IPA) Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Cass
contact email: 

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2008
Twelfth Annual Conference
April 11-12, 2008
Millikin University
Decatur, IL

Come and share your work with interested colleagues and delight in the
quality and diversity of Illinois scholars and writers!

The Association invites submissions in four categories:

1) From faculty members, independent scholars, and graduate students --
abstracts or proposals (300 words) for papers on any aspect of
literature, literary criticism, linguistics, and composition theory or
literary theory.

2) From creative writers -- original works of fiction, poetry, drama, or
performance art. Dramatic works and performance pieces that can be
staged within the timeframe of a session (90 minutes) are also
solicited. Please submit manuscript for consideration.

3) From undergraduate students -- creative writing or scholarly papers.
You must submit the entire text of your reading or paper, accompanied by
a supporting letter from a faculty member.

4) From any category of participant -- session or panel proposals.
Panels that deal with practical concerns of specific disciplines,
including those relating to pedagogical issues, as well as panels on
literary topics, are encouraged. You must submit a panel
description/abstract and abstracts of all papers to be included in the
panel or session.

Each submission must also include a proposal summary of no more than 50

The maximum reading time for either creative writing selections or
scholarly papers is 25 minutes. Sessions, panels, dramatic works, and
performance pieces should be no longer than 90 minutes, including time
for questions and discussion where appropriate. All presenters must
register for the conference and be IPA members.

Please forward your proposal by email as an attached file in Microsoft
Word or Word Perfect format to Or send 2 copies of your
submission by surface mail to Barbara Cass; University of Illinois at
Springfield; MSUHB 4093; One University Plaza, Springfield, IL 62703-
5407. Please include Name, Preferred Address, Phone Number, Email
Address, Status, and Institutional Affiliation. EMAIL SUBMISSIONS

IPA again is awarding grants to cover the cost of registration to student
presenters. If you are a student and would like to be considered for a
grant, please send a letter along with your submission requesting the
grant and indicating why being a part of the IPA 2008 Conference is
important to you. Please Note: Students who receive this grant will be
expected to fully participate in the Conference.

Visit the IPA website at Questions?
Contact Barbara Cass at
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2008


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