DEADLINE EXTENDED - At the Intersection: Bridging Theory and Praxis through Media and Mediums

deadline for submissions: 
January 18, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Society of English Graduate Scholars at Illinois State University
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Central Illinois Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2019

Call for Papers:


At the Intersection: Bridging Theory and Praxis through Media and Mediums


The Third Annual Central Illinois Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference is currently accepting presentation proposals. This year’s conference theme is “At the Intersection: Bridging Theory and Praxis through Media and Mediums.”


Undergraduate students are welcome to apply and registration fees are waived for all participants.


As such, we’d like presenters to consider the use and/or representation of different and/or multiple media and mediums as they come up in their scholarship and/or pedagogy. While we encourage submissions that combine theory and praxis, we similarly encourage proposals that focus on each individually. Our hope is to get as many different approaches and disciplines to as possible to join this conversation.


This conference is meant to be inclusive to a variety of disciplines and intellectual discourses. Potential paper topics to explore the in-between include but are certainly not limited to:


  • Different mediums and their use in publishing, pedagogy, and other disciplines
  • Merging media and mediums in the digital world
  • The mixing of different media and mediums in creative writing or other disciplines
  • Adaptation studies across popular culture
  • Considerations of accessibility in digital or non-digital mediums
  • Space and medium as shaping composition
  • Experimental use of different/new media
  • Use of media and mediums in the teaching of English as a second language
  • Languages across different spaces and/or digital platforms


The conference will be held on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, 2019. Proposals must be submitted through our online form, which can be found at​. Please include a brief biography for each presenter (max 150 words) and an abstract for the presentation (max 250 words for single presentation, 500 words for panel). All proposals must be received by January 18th, 2018.


Conference panels will be 75 minutes long, with the last 15 minutes set aside at the end for questions. As such, presentation times will vary according to the number of people on a panel. Presenters should prepare to talk for 15-20 minutes.


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