Call for Academic and Creative Proposals The English Graduate Student Society at Florida Atlantic University 2022 Graduate Conference: Connections (Florida Graduates Only) EXTENDED

deadline for submissions: 
March 28, 2022
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The English Graduate Student Society at Florida Atlantic University
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(Florida Graduate Students Only) Call for Academic and Creative Proposals

The English Graduate Student Society at Florida Atlantic University 2022 Graduate Conference: Connections 

 DEADLINE EXTENDED

Boca Raton, Florida (in person and Zoom)

 

April 15 and 16, 2022

 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, scholars, students, teachers, families, friends, citizens, and others across the globe have been grappling with what it means to connect in times of isolation. What does it mean to connect with others virtually? What does it mean to reconnect after a pandemic? How can we connect with each other as academics, as artists, and as humans, and how do we connect ideas effectively across the means available during and post pandemic?

 

The English Graduate Student Society (EGSS) at Florida Atlantic University seeks academic, critical, creative, and expressive works that explore all the various implications of connections, as well as disconnections. What are the possibilities and limitations for connections? What connections can be made within or across academic disciplines? What connections might be made between critical works and creative works? How can teachers and students connect more effectively? How does an individual connect with colleagues, strangers, loved ones, or one’s environment more effectively?

 

Potential focus-areas include but are not limited to:

  • Affect studies

  • Archive studies

  • Comparative studies

  • Creative Nonfiction

  • Critical race theory

  • Cultural studies

  • Diaspora and migration studies

  • Digital humanities

  • Disability studies

  • Eco-criticism

  • Ethnic studies

  • Feminist studies

  • Gender studies

  • Globalization and cosmopolitanism

  • Indigenous studies

  • Literacy studies

  • Literary forms

  • Medical humanities

  • Memory studies

  • Pedagogy

  • Performance and media studies

  • Personal Essay

  • Poetry

  • Popular culture

  • Postcoloniality/decoloniality

  • Posthuman theory

  • Psychoanalytic studies

  • Queer studies

  • Religious studies

  • Rhetoric and composition

  • Scholarly work on connections

  • Short form fiction

  • Technology studies

  • Translations

  • Trauma studies

  • World literatures

The theme of “connections” is suitable to almost any area of study and interdisciplinary studies.

 

FAU’s EGSS invites academic and creative submissions from Florida graduate students to its 2022 conference that will engage these questions related to the theme of connections. Presentations of any type should not exceed 15-20 minutes.

 

This conference is sponsored by FAU’s EGSS, and we encourage participation from all Florida graduate students regardless of academic field.

 

Please submit proposals as well as your biographical and institutional information via the Google Form below by March 28, 2022. For academic papers, please submit a 250-300 word abstract. For creative readings, please submit both (1) a 250 word synopsis/rationale of the work and (2) a maximum 500 word excerpt from the prose or poetry you will read.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddCt18gp9a1I-xpHRwp5pIJB2M8Y5d...

 

Because we are not able to provide funding for travel or other expenses, the conference will take place both in person on the Boca Raton campus of FAU and via Zoom.

 

We plan on hosting all in-person sessions on Friday, April 15, and all Zoom sessions on Saturday, April 16. Scheduling is subject to change.

 

For any further questions or concerns, please email fauegss@gmail.com.