We have recently extended the deadline for proposals to February 15th. If you know any graduate students in English Studies or other fields, we’d love if if you can forward this on to let them know. The conference itself will take place on Friday, April 17th on the ISU campus in Bloomington-Normal. To submit your abstract, please use our online submission form.
About the Conference: Preparing Graduate Students for Academic Conferences
Word’s Worth focuses on professional development, and is an ideal “first conference” for students who would like to practice their presentation skills before submitting proposals for regional or national conferences.
We use a long-panel format to allow more time for questions and discussion – we encourage presenters to bring in current research they’ve already completed for graduate courses, or in-progress research that could use some feedback (such as for a thesis or dissertation.)
This year’s conference theme is Transgressions, but we welcome all types of scholarly work. In particular, we’d like to encourage students from department’s besides English to take part – English Studies represents a very broad field, and all contributions discussing languages, literatures, and other forms of social connection are very welcome.
Although our primary focus is graduate students, we do also welcome panel submissions which include undergraduate and faculty panelists. Undergraduates are also encouraged to submit single presentations, and we welcome faculty members who would like to serve as moderators.
Please visit our online submission form and submit your proposal!