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Call For Proposals

Southeastern Liberal Arts Research Conference (SELARC) 2020

The English Graduate Association at Auburn University

The English Graduate Association at Auburn University invites proposals from graduate, undergraduate, and professional scholars on all topics related to “Discovery and Recovery: (Re)Conceptualizing Past, Present, and Future.” The purpose of this year’s SELARC conference, scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Auburn University, is to explore the ways in which we construct and imagine what was, is, and will be possible. We welcome studies from all disciplines that address questions of how we frame and envision our world, especially regarding issues of race, gender, sexuality, disability, ideology, culture, identity, and power.

Although primarily a showcase for graduate research, proposals will be considered from scholars at every level from any field, including, but not limited to, literature, creative writing, technical and professional communication, rhetoric, composition, philosophy, history, art, mathematics, and social and physical sciences. SELARC is a welcoming and inclusive environment to share scholarship as well as meet and work with rising and established scholars across the disciplines.

This year’s conference will feature a keynote address from Dr. Jesse Stommel. Dr. Stommel is a Digital Learning Fellow and Senior Lecturer of Digital Studies at University of Mary Washington. He is co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy, an open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology. His work has appeared in several edited collections and he is co-author of An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy.

The Program Committee will accept proposals for individual papers, posters, and presentations (20 minutes) as well as panels with two or three papers/presentations (60 minutes). Proposals for individual papers/posters/presentations should include a paper title, 250-word abstract, as well as specify any audio visual or other requirements. Proposals for panels should include a 350-word abstract explaining the purpose of the panel, as well as identifying the individual speakers and their papers, and specify any audio visual or other requirements.


Proposals can be submitted below. The deadline for proposals is March 4, 2020. Acceptance notices will be sent by March 7, 2020.

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