Hearing Marginalized Voices: Otherness, Statelessness, and Cultural Isolation

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Red River Graduate Student Conference

Call for Proposals


14th Annual Red River Graduate Student Conference (RRGSC)


Hearing Marginalized Voices: Otherness, Statelessness, and Cultural Isolation


March 24 and 25, 2017

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND


The English Graduate Organization at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND invites graduate and advanced undergraduate presentations on diverse issues within the field of English Studies for RRGSC 2017. We encourage submissions from all branches of the field including literature, rhetoric, linguistics, writing studies, cultural studies, history, anthropology, and communication studies.


This year’s keynote speaker will be Victor Villanueva, Regents Professor and Director of the Writing Program at Washington State University. Dr. Villanueva’s research interests include Racism, Colonialism, Hegemony, and the connections between language and relations of power.


RRGSC 2017 will be held Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Fargo, ND at the NDSU Memorial Union. Both panels and individual submissions are welcome. More information may be found at http://www.ndsu.edu/english/rrgsc/. RRGSC welcomes topics including, but not limited to:


  • Business & Technical Communication

  • Comedy and Humor Studies

  • Communication and Global Politics

  • Computers and Writing

  • Creative Writing

  • English Education

  • ESL

  • Film, Television, and Video Game Studies

  • Gender Studies

  • Genre Studies

  • Literature

  • Native American Studies

  • New Media

  • Pedagogy

  • Popular Culture

  • Scientific Rhetorics

  • Sociolinguistics

  • Sonic Rhetorics





Please send panel proposals for 3-4 participants (1000 words max) and/or individual abstracts (250 words) via e-mail attachment (.doc, .docx, or PDFs only, please) to anthony.albright@ndsu.edu, by January 31, 2016. If you have any specific audio-visual or technological needs, please specify these at the bottom of your proposal.


There is a registration fee of $30.00 for conference participation. This registration fee includes conference materials and Saturday's lunch. Payment information will be communicated via email upon receipt of submission. Important conference updates will be periodically sent to presenters via email. Any other questions regarding lodging, transportation, etc. can be directed to anthony.albright@ndsu.edu.


We also encourage you to follow @RRGSC on Twitter to get updates on the conference and use the hashtag #RRGSC17.