52nd Allerton English Articulation Conference Deadline Approaching

allertonNorthern Illinois University’s Department of English in cooperation with the Allerton Planning Committee will be hosting the 52nd Allerton English Articulation Conference from April 13 and 14 at the Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, Illinois.This years theme Charting Our Future: Evolutions, Revelutions, and Revelations asks with the changing state of higher education and cost of tuition how colleges and universities can evolve, revolt, or remap the world of education. The conference will be accepting individual presentations, group presentation, and poster presentations.

Interested parties can email a title and on-paragraph abstract of group or individual proposals to AllertonConference@niu.edu by February 1. Those accepted will be notified by March 1.
Find out more online here.

Illinois State University’s Word’s Worth Conference

wordsworth-1000x666Illinois State University’s English Studies Program has announced a call for proposals for their 2016 graduate student Word’s Worth Conference: Hum(Animals).

The conference encourages a broad ranges of proposals specifically in the field of English Literature, but they also encourage creative writing submissions! Word’s Worth is configured as an early graduate student conference, so first year students are highly encouraged to apply!

Conference presentations follow a “long panel” format that provides 25 minutes for each presenter (typically 15 minutes to present followed by 10 minutes for questions).  We accept proposals for individual and panel formats:

  • 25-minute individual presentation (includes time for questions)
  • 50-minute panel presentation (2-4 presenters)
  • 75-minute panel presentation (3-5 presenters)

The deadline for applications is February 1st, next Monday! Submissions need a brief biography for each presenter (max 150 words) and an abstract for the presentation (max 250 words for single presentation, 500 words for panel). Find out more on the conference website or call for proposals and submit online here.MastLogo

The Newberry Library’s Conference On Early Modern Women’s Writing With Paula McQuade

paulanewb-e1453845655278The deadline to apply for The Newberry Library’s conference “The Turn to Religion: Women and Writing in Early Modern England,” is fast approaching!

The conference will focus on a new and exciting field of scholarship that explores the role of women’s devotional writing in shaping the English Reformation and Counter-Reformation. The conference is also in part a research methods workshop for early career graduate students. Leading the conference is Wayne State University’s Jamie Goodrich, and DePaul’s very own Paula McQuade!

The conference takes place on Saturday, March 12 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The conference is limited, by competitive application, but registration is free. The dealine closes this Saturday, January 30.

Click here to register, find out more conference details, and a full schedule of events.

Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Conference

The Office of Student Affairs is putting on a fantastic event next month that is a great resource for MALS and IDS students since it relates to all capstone projects.  Students attending this conference will have access to valuable faculty resources, networking opportunities, and guidance on all stages of graduate degree completion. Don’t miss this important opportunity!

Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Conference



Saturday, Feb 6, 2016

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST


Lincoln Park Student Center Map Location



Are you starting a thesis, large paper, portfolio, etc.? Having trouble moving your project along?

Join the Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Conference to learn the following skills:

  • Planning ahead
  • Following your plans
  • Gathering resources
  • Identify your writing style
  • Editing
  • Writing Qualitative and Quantitative results
  • Library Resources
  • and more!!

Get valuable information and make connections with fellow students.

RSVP Here: Link

This event is only open to graduate students.

Midwestern Graduate Liberal Studies Conference

 Midwestern Graduate Liberal Studies Conference 

MGLSC_GrpahicSaturday, April 9, 2016

10:00am – 4:00pm

Hosted by Indiana University Southeast

Location: 222 & 226 Hine Hall; IUPUI Campus


The Graduate Liberal Studies programs of Indiana University invite you to participate in the sixth annual Midwestern Graduate Liberal Studies Conference.

The theme of this year’s conference is Fleeting Time, Enduring Issues. Our goal is to inspire thought and discussion about the contrast and tension between the rush of events and the scholarly need to be careful and patient. That care is partly a devotion to the deeper, lasting issues. We try as scholars to be responsible through our factual accuracy and considered judgment, but we are sometimes motivated by the heat of current events. Ultimately, we are often trying to capture and define fleeting events because of the enduring issues they seem to embody or express.

We seek papers and presentations on a wide range of topics. All presentations, though, should comment, at least in small part, on the issue of Fleeting Time, Enduring Issues. In other words, even in a paper that investigates a specific question, we would expect the presenter to (re)frame the presentation with some brief introductory or concluding reflections on how that topic might be considered in light of our conference theme of temporality.

The conference is designed to allow both formal and informal interactions among students and faculty from graduate liberal studies program in the Midwest. Conference schedule will include: SATURDAY, APRIL 9

10:00 – 10:30 – Registration (light breakfast provided)

10:30 – 12:00 – Student Presentation Sessions

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 – Keynote Speaker

2:15 – 3:45 – Student Presentation Sessions

3:45 – 4:00 – Closing Ceremony (light snacks)

Students from graduate liberal studies programs in the Midwest region are invited to present their work at the MGLSC. All types of work will be considered: empirical research, literature reviews, case studies, works of fiction, multimedia works, etc.

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2016

Please follow this link [http://gus.ius.edu/form-builder/forms/19] to submit a 250-word abstract. Midwestern Graduate Liberal Studies Conference Notification of abstract acceptance will be distributed via e-mail by March 25. If you have any problems submitting your abstract via the form please e-mail your abstract directly to Deborah Finkel (dfinkel@ius.edu)

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2016

All presenters and attendees (other MLS/MALS students and faculty) must register for the conference. Registration fee of $25 and registration information can be submitted at this link [to be added]. Please contact one of the members of the MGLSC organizing committee if you have any questions:

Local Host: Deborah Finkel, IU Southeast (dfinkel@ius.edu)

Joseph Chaney, IU South Bend (jchaney@iusb.edu)

Charles Gallmeier, IU Northwest (cgallmei@iun.edu)

Rachel Hile, IUPU Ft. Wayne (hiler@ipfw.edu)

Scott Jones, IU Kokomo (scotjone@iuk.edu)

“Crystal Queer” – Indiana University’s Comparative Literature Graduate Conference

Indiana University’s Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, “Crystal Queer”

The Department of Comparative Literature at Indiana University is pleased to announce the Second Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, titled “Crystal Queer.”

The conference will be held on Friday, April 1 through Saturday, April 2nd in Bloomington, Indiana. 300 word abstracts are due by January 30th, and can be sent to complit.iu@gamil.com. The attached call for papers provides further information.

Midwestern Conference On Literature, Language, And Media At NIU

Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media at Northern Illinois

The 24th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Langauage and Media (MCLLM) is currently accepting proposals for 15 minute research presentations.

MCLLM encourages proposals from a broad range of topics, particularly ones that explore the conferences 2016 theme: Keep the Change. Proposals of 200-500 words will be accepted until January 29 and may be submitted to mcllm@niu.eduwith name, institutional affiliation, email, and phone number.

The conference takes place on Friday April 1 and Saturday April 2nd. This year’s keynote speaker will be musician, scholar, and author Adam Gussow, associate professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi.

Find out more information at the conference website or on the attached call for papers.