Graduate students are hybrid creatures in academia: we are both educators and students, innovators and learners. As we strive to master the foundational knowledges of our disciplines, we also challenge preconceptions, explore neglected or newly discovered areas, rethink our assumptions; ultimately, we create new knowledge.
This year, the Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) warmly invites our colleagues from all disciplines to share the ways in which they are revising, reforming, and recreating accepted disciplinary knowledge to form the next generation of scholarship. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and also encourage proposals from traditional humanities.
We are especially pleased to announce Jasbir Puar (Rutgers University) will provide the keynote address.
Panel and paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Reimagining Teaching and Pedagogy
• Examining Texts with Fresh Eyes
• Digital Technologies: Uses, Effects, and Culture
• Refreshing Disciplines, Revising Standards
• Creative Works, Breaking Boundaries: Reviewing Literature
• Blurring the Lines: Interdisciplinarity in the Classroom and Research
• Globalizing the Mind and Academy
• Original creative works
A 250-500 word abstract for a 20-minute paper should be submitted as an email attachment to email@example.com in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format by January 15th, 2012. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of paper, and a brief biographical statement. However, do not include your name on the abstract itself.
Panel proposals should explain the panel topic in a 250-500 word abstract and provide a brief biographical statement for each presenter. In your email, please include name, affiliation, email address, phone number, and title of paper. However, do not include your names on the abstract itself. Proposals should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Creative Submissions
Creative submissions should include a short, descriptive abstract and a sample of the work to be considered. Please specify “Creative Submission” in your proposal. In your email, please include name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of paper, and a brief biographical statement. However, do not include your name on the abstract itself.
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