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11th Annual CSU Graduate Conference May 20, 2006

Call for Papers





The 11th Annual CSU Graduate Conference will examine the significations of language, word, and image, as well as literary representations of meaning and experience. We invite papers from all periods and genres of literary, linguistic, and visual culture. In addition, we welcome investigations of the ideological implications of these issues and their representations. Accepted papers will be published in a volume of conference proceedings.


Paper topics may include:

Historical criticism, cultural studies, critical theory, gender studies, composition studies, rhetoric and language, visual and performing arts, creative writing, studies in British, American, Postcolonial, and World Literature, Anthropology, History, and Philosophy.


Paper Guidelines:

10-12 pages, double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font. Citations must be in MLA format. Papers may be submitted via e-mail attachment (MS Word only) or via hard copy, with a cover sheet stating your name, paper title, street address, e-mail address, phone number, and institutional affiliation. On an additional page, please include a brief (250 word) abstract of your paper along with a short biographical summary of your interests. Please do not include your name or other identifying information in the header or body of your paper. Graduate students and undergraduate students with senior standing may submit one paper for consideration.


Send submissions to:

Significations Graduate Conference Committee

CSULA Department of English

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032


[email protected]


For questions regarding the 2006 conference, please e-mail the conference coordinator at the above address or call the CSULA English Department at (323) 343-4140