EGSA: Call for Art Submissions


In addition to submitting their writing, undergraduate English students and graduate students in the MAE and MAWP program are encouraged to submit original art for the cover of the April 13th conference program. The image which best represents the art and paint, depaulunderground.wordpress.comconference’s spirit of joy through creativity will appear on the program cover and with the conference proceedings published on the Underground, Ex Libris, and possibly in print. More information and submission guidelines here.

AWP Conference

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The What, When, Where, Why, and (of course) How Much…

What: If you haven’t heard the buzz already, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) is putting on their annual conference in Chicago! The conference attracts more than 9,000 attendees and more than 550 publishers. 

When/Where: From February 29-March 3, over  400 presentations: readings, lectures, panel discussions, and forums plus hundreds of book signings, receptions, dances, and informal gatherings will take place at the Hilton Chicago and Palmer House Hilton.

Why: Here’s your chance to sit at the feet of award-winning poets and authors (Ha Jin, Nikki Giovanni, C.K. Williams, Margaret Atwood); get more information on the nation’s foremost literary journals (River Teeth) and creative writing programs (Northwestern University, University of Illinois); and, last but not least, improve your writing with workshop topics that run the gamut (Writing for Children and Adults, Publishing Flash Fiction).

How Much: As a student, if you register before January 23, then you’ll only pay $40 (after that, it’s $60). For a full list of prices, check out their website.

Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Student Conference

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DePaul University First Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference

Movements, Migrations, Crossing Borders

May 30, 2012

The Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies at De Paul University invites/encourages proposals to present papers at the First Annual Interdisciplinary Studies Conference to be held on May 30, 2012 in Cortelyou Hall. The theme will be Movements, Migrations and Crossing Borders. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Sons, will present the Keynote address (confirmation pending). The conference will give students interested in interdisciplinary work to share their work with one another. The conference will also be a lively forum for scholars, educators, and professionals who are interested in issues relating to any aspect of shifting and crossing borders, domestic and global migration flows, immigration and/or multiculturalism. The Conference will be a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of various approaches and perspectives on presenters’ chosen topics in an informal interdisciplinary setting.

The Committee encourages undergraduate and graduate student to submit abstracts (300-500 words) for papers looking at an aspect of boundaries, migration, immigration, or multiculturalism through an interdisciplinary lens. Potential paper topics or panels might include:

*Cultural crossings and appropriations across populations, including music, art, theater, literature
*Recent treatments of immigrant experience on film
*Technology and identity in Transnational Culture
*The effect of the War on Terror on U.S. Immigrant Communities

Please email abstracts to Farrad DeBerry  at on or before February 15, 2012.

The Conference is possible through the generous support of The Provost’s Office, The Office of Institutional Diversity, The Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Center for Black Diaspora, The Center for Latino Studies, and the Programs of African & Black Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Global Asian Studies, International Studies, Islamic World Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies, Peace, Justice, & Conflict Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.