Critical Voices Conference at the University of North Texas April 15-16, 2010

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Graduate Students in English Association

Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.

Through the Looking-Glass: Thinking Critically in Literature and Beyond
In Through the Looking-Glass young Alice pushes her way through a mirror to find a new world full of adventure. Alice's trip through the looking glass aptly mirrors that of the scholar who strives to go beyond the surface and grasp at the deeper meaning beyond. Your work for the Critical Voices Conference should take after Alice's example and go beyond the surface to critically explore a topic of your choice. From the relationship between class and language to the symbolism of forests in folklore, your paper should critically discuss your subject and strive to reveal new insights.

Important Dates
Critical Voices Conference Date: April 15-16, 2010
Proposals due by March 5, 2010
Acceptances will be mailed by March 15, 2010
Conference Schedule will be available on our website ( by March 29, 2010
Registration Fee: $20.00

Conference Areas
Literary Studies
Travel Literature
Rhetoric and Composition
Creative Writing (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, drama, and travel writing)
Modern Languages
Cultural Studies
Gender Studies
Critical Theory

Paper and Panel Submission Guidelines
¨ Include an abstract (250-300 words) outlining the main argument of your presentation/paper with your name, affiliation, email address and phone number.
¨ Creative writers should send a short, descriptive abstract and a two page sample of the work to be considered.
¨ For panels, include a summary of 200 words discussing the scope of the panel along with a list of panel participants. Also include an abstract for each paper in the panel.
¨ Include a miniature biography of no more than 75 words. For panels, include biographies for each panelist.
¨ Attach your abstract, biography, and contact information to your e-mail in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format.
¨ Send submissions of work to Tim Boswell at by March 5, 2008.