The Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

Tentative Date:

Saturday, April 18, 2015


The Text in Flux:
Human, ANimal, Cyborg, Machine

Submissions should have “Annual Graduate English Conference” in the subject line and be sent by email to Dr. Vara Neverow at

Submissions should be received electronically by 5:00pm on Sunday, February 15, 2015

Call for Proposals:
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies as well as other fields of research and are seeking a range of perspectives and topics.

Possibility of Publication:
Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the section on selected papers in 
Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

We welcome approaches from a range of areas including, but not limited to:

African American Studies
Children's Literature
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
Composition and Rhetorical Studies
Creative Writing
Critical Theory
Cultural Studies
Disability Studies
Diaspora Studies
Film Studies
Queer Studies
Latino/a Studies
Media Studies
Popular Culture
Professional Writing
Religious Studies
Secondary Education
Teaching Technologies
Textual Studies
Women's Studies
World Literature
Young Adult Literature

Guidelines for Proposals for the 2015 Annual Graduate English Conference at 
Southern Connecticut State University:

Individual papers:
Submissions for individual papers must include the paper title and the name, email address, phone number and institutional affiliation.

A proposal should consist of a 250-350 word abstract with the title and contact information noted above.

Submissions for panels must include the panel title and the titles of the panelists’ papers, the panelists’ names, email addresses), phone numbers and institutional affiliations.

A proposal for a panel should consist of an overall description of the panel (approximately 250 words) and a 250-350 word abstract for each paper or presentation with titles and contact information as noted above.

About the Panels and Presentations:
Panels will be one and a half hours long.

Presentations will be 15-20 minutes long (papers should be 6-8 pages in length maximum) depending on whether there are three or four presenters on a panel.

Submission of proposal(s):
All proposals must be submitted electronically.

The submission(s) should be included in the body of the email message AND as an email attachment 
(in Word .doc, .docx, or RTF format).

The submission should have “Annual Graduate English Conference” in the subject line and be sent by email to Dr. Vara Neverow at

Additional information:
Please also indicate in your email whether you might be willing to chair or moderate a session.

Please also indicate if you will need AV support.

You may submit more than one proposal for consideration.

Deadline for receipt of submissions:
5:00pm, Sunday, February 15, 2015

Notification of Acceptance:
Presenters will be notified of the conference committee's decision by email in March 2015

About Registration for the 2015 Conference:
TBA--information will be posted later.

Poster from the 2014 Annual Graduate English Conference


The Text and Time: Past, Present, Future



9:00 AM-4:30 PM