[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

full name / name of organization: 
California State Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
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The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

The ELC is organized by the CSUDH English Graduate Association and provides a platform for students to present research on their field of interest. Our objective is to give students an opportunity to practice presenting in a conference setting, network with fellow scholars, receive constructive feedback, and add public speaking experience as well as a published abstract to resumes and CVs. Presentations will be 8-10 minutes long. Students may read papers or give more informal talks. Following the theme is encouraged but not required. Submissions that follow the theme will be given priority.

Submissions must include:
Abstract (250 word max)
School Affiliation
Department & Major
Undergraduate or Graduate Standing
Poster, PowerPoint, or Oral Formatting
Morning or Afternoon Preference

Deadline to submit abstract: March 18th

Submit to: csudhega@gmail.com

For more information contact:
Livia Bongiovanni - csudhega@gmail.com

Conference date and location: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at California State University, Dominguez Hills.