2013 CFP – “The Novel” in English Studies

“The novel” in English Studies

New or novel ideas have influenced all facets of English Studies.  Over time, these ideas have sparked movements, changed the direction of research in the field, and—sometimes—simply been forgotten.  From the genre of the novel and its developments in literary studies to the process movement in composition and from the development of cultural studies to the coining of new words, the areas of English Studies—literature and culture, rhetoric and composition, and language and linguistics—have all been influenced by novel ideas over time.

The third annual English Studies at Large (ESAL) Conference invites undergraduate students to submit proposals for 15-minute presentations in individual or panel form.  Individual proposals should include a first page with your name, school affiliation, title of your presentation, technology needs, a brief (100 word) biography, and a contact e-mail address and a second page with a 250-word abstract of your proposed presentation with no identifying information.  Panel proposals should include a title for the panel and presenter information for three presenters on the first page and abstracts for each presenter without identifying information on successive pages.

Proposals should be electronically submitted via e-mail to EnglishStudiesAtLarge@gmail.com.  The deadline for proposal submission is December 17, 2012.

The 2013 ESAL Conference will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 in Stevenson Hall at Illinois State University in Normal, IL.

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Megan Gregory at magrego@ilstu.edu or Gretchen Frank at gmfrank@ilstu.edu or visit the conference website at https://englishstudiesatlarge.wordpress.com/.

Co-sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta and the Illinois State University English Department.

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