Border Crossings: Interplay Within English Studies
8th Annual Graduate English Society Conference
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
February 21-22, 2003
Sponsored by: The Graduate English Society, Texas Tech University
The 8th Annual Graduate English Society Conference will be held February 21-22, 2003 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The theme of this year's conference, Border Crossings: Interplay Within English Studies," reminds us that our many fields of interest within English studies provide numerous opportunities for exploration through interplay and interactions. Last year, the GES conference welcomed students from throughout the United States, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Turkey.
The conference will take place in Texas Tech's new English-Philosophy Complex, a spacious, state-of-the-art educational facility.
This year, the Creative Writing Committee of the GES Conference will focus on the writing of the “creative truths” that rule our lives in interactions and interplay with others. We are specifically looking for pieces that explore the complexities of human nature and relationships to one another. While these pieces can be of a serious nature, they may, too, include much humor or a satirical element. Humorous and experimental submissions are strongly encouraged. Overall, we are looking for a strong “voice” in the submissions, whatever gender or ethnicity, and how this voice interacts with and impacts the world-at-large. Each submission should be presented in a 15-20 minute time span.
The Creative Writing Committee is accepting works of fiction (short fiction, excerpts of plays, novels and musicals), meta-fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry (any type). Please send the entire work to be presented, along with a cover letter that includes a 150-word abstract summarizing the “singular effect” of the work. Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, numbered, and headed with the author’s last name.
We also welcome 250-word abstracts/proposals dealing with any aspect of creative writing.
Deadline for entries: November 18, 2002.
E-mail stories/poems to Creative Writing Area Chair, Janet Doggett. E-mail submissions are strongly encouraged; please note “GES Conference Proposal” in the subject line for all electronic submissions. Participants may present no more than two creative works.
Accepted works will be published in the conference proceedings.
Acceptance notices will be e-mailed by November 25th.
You must reply via e-mail by December 3rd to confirm your attendance.
Conference packets will be mailed in early December, and the registration deadline is February 1st.
Janet M. Doggett
Texas Tech University
Department of English
Lubbock, TX 79409
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