Oklahoma State University Annual Humanities Graduate Conference: Transforming Words
March 4-5, 2011
The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Transforming Words.” In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, “We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder.” During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender? How can the academic language we use as scholars work to enact specific political change? What about the language we use as educators?
While we are most interested in papers that pertain in some way to this topic, EGSA welcomes papers on any topic of literature, film and screen studies, language, philosophy, popular culture, the teaching of writing, TESL, and/or English education. Creative writers are also welcomed to submit works of poetry, drama, or fiction.
While the EGSA conference is organized to meet the needs of graduate students, we welcome contributions from academics at all levels, including undergraduate students and first-time presenters, who are interested in participating in and learning about being part of an academic community. Please note that all presentations should be kept to a twenty-minute maximum.
Please submit the title and a 500-word (maximum) abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please let us know if you would be interested in chairing a session. Proposals are due by January 14, 2011.
TESL, Linguistics, Composition, Rhetoric, and Professional Writing CFP:
We invite twenty-minute paper submissions that address the connection between language, ideology, rhetoric, and written communication. Papers might explore such diverse topics as political ideology and historical rhetoric, philosophy of composition, classical rhetoric, politics and visual rhetoric, political discourse in the composition classroom, critical theory, linguistics and composition studies, discourse analysis, and/or writing pedagogy. In order to consider theorizations, interpretations, and representations of social and political ideology and its relation to various forms of text and discourse, we would like to draw together work from a range of disciplines including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition Studies, TESL, History, Philosophy, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Art History, Film and Screen Studies, and Popular Culture.
Literature and Film CFP:
We hope to inspire interdisciplinary discourse through this year’s theme of Transforming Words. We invite twenty-minute paper submissions which address language, ideology, and philosophy in any period or genre of literature, film, and/or television. Papers might explore such diverse topics as political identity in literary or visual texts, race, sex, gender, and group identity, revolutionary social movements, discussions of ideology, historiography, social change in literature, etc. In order to consider theorizations, interpretations, and representations of social and political ideology and its relation to various forms of text and discourse, we would like to draw together work from a range of disciplines including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition studies, TESL, History, Philosophy, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Art History, Film and Screen Studies, and Popular Culture.
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