MUSE conference to be held September 25

IWU’s Alpha Eta Pi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta has announced that their annual MUSE: An Undergraduate Literature Conference will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Illinois Wesleyan University. In addition to a keynote speaker, MUSE will host multiple sessions of student paper presentations throughout the day.

Each paper session will contain three presenters, and each presenter will be given a maximum of 20 minutes to speak. Fifteen minutes will be allotted after the three presenters for Q&A. Papers should be around 8-10 pages long.

To present at the conference, interested students should submit an abstract to no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, September 3. ┬áThe abstract should be approximately 150-200 words and summarize the paper’s thesis and main points (and critics used, if applicable). You need not submit the entire paper in order to present at the conference.

Along with the abstract, include your name, current address and phone number, email address, fall contact information, institutional affiliation (students from outside IWU also attend), a working title for the paper, and any audio/visual needs you may have. You will be notified after September 4 of your abstract’s final status, at which point you’ll need to confirm your participation, if accepted. So dust off those B+ and A papers from spring semester and give them new life by sharing them at a conference with your peers.

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