Conferences are, to my mind, one of the best perks of being in academia. In a department/university like ours, which is able to partially or fully fund travel, conferences turn into a treat. As I like to call them, academic vacay! You get to go to a cool place you’ve likely never been and meet interesting people (grad students and faculty!) from all over. So, how do we get to this magical land?
October is upon us. The leaves are turning colors, the weather is cooling down (finally), and the amount of essays that are due is terrifyingly appropriate for the month of horror. Nevertheless, there are many events to supplement your busy semester (and maybe even help you relax!). So, without further ado, here are the events for this month: Film Club: High and Low Time: 6 PM to 9 PM Friday 10/7 Place: Drown 019 Akira […]
On behalf of the Lehigh University English Department and the conference committee, I’m thrilled to announce that our third annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on March 10-11, 2017 in Bethlehem, PA! The theme for the conference is Borders and Violence, which we believe will foster exciting and productive conversations about timely issues. We encourage graduate students and independent scholars to check out the CFP and submit an abstract by October […]
In the first part I talked about how to decide which conferences to try and attend. But once you’ve decided you’re going to apply, how should you go about writing the actual abstract? Here are a few things to think about as you write:
A few things to think about before you submit your abstract – 1. Many of you will undoubtedly already know this, but the absolute best place to find conference CFPs in English (and for some of our Humanities fellow travelers) is at the University of Pennsylvania Call for Papers website. You should make it part of your general habits to check the site no less than once a month. It’s theoretically organized by specialty […]