MUSE issues call for papers

Students interested in participating at the next MUSE: An Undergraduate Literature Conference sponsored by IWU’s Alpha Eta Pi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, have until Sunday, April 19, to submit an abstract of 150-200 words summarizing the paper’s thesis, main points, and critics used. Complete papers are not wanted at this stage—only abstracts. 

Along with the abstract, please include your name, current address, current telephone, email address, fall contact information, institutional affiliation (non-IWU students are eligible), year in school, a working title for the paper, and any audio/visual needs you may have. You will be notified after May 10 of your proposal’s final status. If accepted, you will then need to confirm your attendance at that point.

Submit abstracts to: muselitconf@gmail.com. That email address is also good for any questions you may have. MUSE submissions coordinator Linda Martin and STD co-presidents Marie Huey and Mike Whitfield are hoping for another big turnout this year. The MUSE conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009. In addition to a keynote speaker and panels on post-graduate options, MUSE will host multiple sessions of student paper presentations throughout the day. Each paper session will contain three presenters, with each presenter given 20 minutes to speak and a 15-minute Q/A period to follow. This means that papers should be 8-10 pages long.

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