10th Annual UMaine English Graduate Student Association Symposium

Friday, April 29th, 2016: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Neville Hall Room 100
Saturday, April 30th, 2016: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Stodder Hall Room 57

The English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Symposium.

Each year the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) hosts a symposium to showcase
the critical work being done by the University of Maine English community and peer institutions.

EGSA Executive Board and Organizers


PREVIOUS YEARS’ SYMPOSIA:

2015 UMaine English Graduate Student Association Annual Symposium

April 24, 2015: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
April 25, 2015: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Each year the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) hosts a symposium to showcase
the critical work being done by the University of Maine English community and peer institutions.

Friday’s inaugural events will include:

  • a keynote address
  • a literature panel
  • a fishbowl reading of creative work.

Refreshments will be provided at the end of the day.

Saturday’s events will include:

  • traditional conference panels
  • as well as informal lunchtime roundtable discussions.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Cookout to end the day, weather permitting.

Call for papers to be distributed this winter. Graduate students, faculty, and alumni are invited to submit.

EGSA Executive Board and Organizers: Chris Becker, Heather Howard, Diana Meakem, Paige Melin

  


2014 English Graduate Studies Association Symposium
Monday, May 5th

 11:00am – 4:00pm
Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall
Click here for flyer: EGSA Symposium (2014)

www.english.umaine.edu

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UMaine English Graduate Student Association

Annual Symposium

Call for Papers

Proposals Due: April 18, 2014, 5PM

Conference Details:

Monday, May 5, 2013 11:00am 4:00pm

Hill Auditorium (Barrows Hall) University of Maine

 

Symposium Description:

Each year the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) hosts a symposium to showcase the critical work being done by the University of Maine English community and peer institutions. We are excited to solicit paper proposals for this years event. Lunch will be provided, and refreshments available throughout the day. This exciting event provides  an excellent opportunity to learn more about the current critical work being done in our field.

What does the English department do? What do graduate students in the humanities produce in response to their, at times, unwieldy reading load? What are they reading anyway? And what relations exist between the reading and thinking that occurs outside and inside the academy?

We are seeking abstracts for paper presentations and roundtable discussions. Partici- pants usually generate papers for the symposium from work done earlier in their time at graduate school: this includes papers given at other conferences, versions of term pa- pers, outside scholarship, etc. The theme of this years symposium is the critical, creative, and interdisciplinary work done by graduate students in our department.

Roundtable Descriptions:

This year, in addition to hosting panel presentations, we are hoping to facilitate a few new roundtable panel. The first of which will be our What Are You Readingroundtable that will allow participants to present a brief statement on a text or texts they are reading (genre need not be an issue) that are generative in their work outside of the strictly academic space. Participants will then be asked to engage in an open conversation be- tween themselves and the audience.

We hope to see other panels of this nature as well, and welcome any and all ideas.

Submission Requirements:

Please send electronic abstracts of 300 words describing your paper proposals to Maurice Burford and Christopher Tarbell by April 15, 2013 5pm.

Please send electronic abstracts of up to 150 words describing your What Are You Readingproposal.

Panel Presenters should plan on 15 minute presentations, with 5 minutes for questions; 7- 8 page double spaced papers generally take up this time frame. Roundtable Presenters should prepare on 3-5 minute presentations.

Proposals will be organized by topic into panels by the EGSA Symposium Subcommittee.

If you would like to propose an entire panel or round table, please contact the event organizers as soon as possible.

 

Sincerely,

Symposium Committee

Chris Becker
Mo Burford
Nate Gentilin
Heather Howard
Emily Rasely
Chris Tarbell