Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC) 2019

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2019
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Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC)
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Call for Proposals

Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC) 2019

The English Graduate Association at Auburn University

The English Graduate Association at Auburn University invites proposals from graduate, undergraduate, and professional scholars on all topics related to “Encounters and Crossings: Studies in (In)Visible Boundaries and Barriers.” The purpose of this year’s SELARC conference, scheduled for April 6, 2019 at Auburn University, is to explore the intersections and encounters within issues of power, representation, and identity across the disciplines.

Although primarily a showcase for graduate research, proposals will be considered from scholars at every level from any field, including, but not limited to, literature, creative writing, technical and professional communication, rhetoric, composition, philosophy, history, art, mathematics, and social and physical sciences. SELARC is a welcoming environment to share scholarship as well as meet and work with rising and established scholars across the disciplines.

This year’s conference will feature a keynote address from Dr. Rhae Lynn Barnes of Princeton University. Dr. Barnes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Princeton University, specializing in American cultural history. She is also co-founder and editor of U.S. History Scene (, which provides open-access teaching resources to public schools in the United States. She serves as vice president of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography and is executive advisor with Henry Louis Gates Jr. to the documentary series “Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow” airing on PBS in 2019. Her forthcoming book Darkology: When the American Dream Wore Blackface, focuses on the cultural history and legacy of blackface performances in the United States.

The Program Committee will accept proposals for individual papers, posters, and presentations (20 minutes) as well as panels with two or three papers/presentations (60 minutes). Proposals for individual papers/posters/presentations should include a paper title, 250-word abstract, as well as specify any audio visual or other requirements. Proposals for panels should include a 350-word abstract explaining the purpose of the panel, as well as identifying the individual speakers and their papers, and specify any audio visual or other requirements.

Proposals can be submitted at The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2019. Acceptance notices will be sent by March 20, 2019.