CFP- Alternative Narratives: Realism, Mysticism, and Divergence

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Call for Papers
March 22, 2019
United States
Subject Fields: 
Graduate Studies, Humanities, Composition & Rhetoric, Literature, Sexuality Studies

Submission Deadline: January 22, 2019 


Conference Date: March 22, 2018 


Paper Topics: 

Significations Graduate Student Conference theme for 2019 is “Alternative Narratives: Realism, Mysticism, and Divergence”. This conference invites submissions engaged in illuminating silenced, obscured, and overlooked voices. We welcome projects that question the nature of these narratives: What defines them as “alternative”? Have these voices always been obscured? How do these voices talk from margins of obscurity? We also accept submissions that go beyond the conference theme. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, we welcome all fields of study. Some fields of interest include: Creative Writing, Critical Theory, Philosophy, History, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Pan-African Studies, Native American Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Natural and Social Sciences, etc. 

Keynote Speaker: TBA 

Submission Guidelines: 

Papers must be between 8 and 10 pages in length, excluding Works Cited and endnotes. All papers must be in strict accordance with MLA 8 guidelines. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be in .docx Microsoft Word. All submissions must include a cover sheet and a 250-word maximum abstract with a bolded one-sentence thesis statement (in a separate attachment). Cover sheets must state the following information: name, paper title, street address, email address, phone number, and institutional affiliation. All personal identifying information must be removed from the header and bodies of the paper for the submission process. One submission per student. 

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All submissions will receive feedback from the reviewers. 

All accepted work will be collected in a Conference Proceedings book, sponsored by the CSULA English Department.