CFP: [Graduate] [Graduate] "Encountering the Text" 10th Annual Graduate Student English Conference (3/09/09; 4/18/09

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Kenneth Florey
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From: Kenneth Florey <>

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009

"Encountering the Text" Southern Connecticut State University's Tenth
Annual Graduate English Conference
Saturday, April 18, 2009

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 but not limited to
African American Studies, American and British Literature, Comparative
Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, Creative Writing, Critical Theory,
Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Diaspora Studies, Film Studies,
Gay/Lesbian/Transgender/Queer Studies, Graphic Novels, Latino/a Studies,
Linguistics, Media Studies, Pedagogy, Professional Writing, Secondary
Education, Technology and the Classroom, TESOL, 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, 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).

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.

Please also indicate whether you might be willing to chair/moderate a session.

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
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., 9 March 2009. You may submit early if you would like an early

Notification of Acceptance:
Decisions by the conference committee will be on-going, generally within
two weeks of submission of the paper or panel topic. Presenters will be
notified of the conference committee's decision by e-mail. No decisions
will be made after 7 April 2009.

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