October 10, 2006

Undergraduate Literature and Creative Writing Conference (undergrad) (11/30/06; 2/19/07)

Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania (50 minutes north of Harrisburg) invites undergraduate scholars and writers to participate in its third annual Undergraduate Literature and Creative Writing Conference, February 19, 2007. The conference is free of charge.

The keynote speaker this year is Michael Bérubé, Paterno Family Professor in Literature at Pennsylvania State University. The poet John Hoppenthaler, will conclude the conference with an evening reading.

Undergraduate scholars conducting research on any literary topic, and creative writers working in any genre, are welcome to present their work. Scholarship can take any number of forms: studies of individual authors or groups of authors, individual works or groups of works, literary history, literary form, the relationship between culture, politics, and literature, or the production, circulation and reception of literature. All types of literature and all methods of study, interdisciplinary approaches included, are welcome. Creative writing can also take any number of forms, including poetry, prose fiction and non-fiction, and literary journalism.

To be considered for the conference, undergraduates should submit either a 300-word abstract of a scholarly paper or a work of creative writing appropriate for a 15-minute presentation. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2006.

Please email submissions as an MS Word attachment to englishdept@susqu.edu.

Please include complete contact information and college or university affiliation. In the subject line of the email, please indicate:
Conference: [Title of Paper].

For more information email englishdept@susqu.edu or call 570-372-4196.

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