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Annual English Studies Conference

Eastern Illinois University’s English Studies Conference is an annual event held during the Spring Semester that showcases the exciting work being done by our students, faculty, alumni, and local community members in the various areas of English Studies. 

This event is open to the entire university and the public and will feature a range of panels, roundtables, readings, poster sessions, and more in the areas of Creative Writing, Literary & Cultural Studies, Professional Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, and English Language Arts Pedagogy.  Come hear current students discuss their recent creative and scholarly projects and their experiences at internships, local & national conferences, and more.  Gain important tips for the job hunt by attending alumni panels where participants will discuss the ways in which they marketed and applied their English Studies skills to various professions.  And sit in on faculty panels to learn about the diverse research trajectories being pursued by English Studies scholars.

English Studies Conference Kick-Off Event
Photo slideshow from the 2015 English Studies Conference Kick-Off Event: "We Need Diverse Books! An Educational Celebration" 

2015 English Studies Conference
Photo slideshow from the 2015 English Studies Conference 

 

Submission Process: 

Students are invited to participate in this event by submitting proposals for individual presentations or pre-formed panels consisting of multiple presenters. The exact deadline for proposals will be announced at the beginning of the Spring 2016 semester. Students will be notified of their presentation time when the conference program is released two weeks prior to the event.  

English Studies Conference Registration

For additional inquiries, please contact Dr. Melissa Ames (mames@eiu.edu).


English Studies Conference Archives

Use the links below to download programs, see photos and learn about our past conferences.

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