The faculty and staff of English and FTS invite undergraduates and graduate students to showcase critical and creative work at the 2nd Annual English Department Symposium. This is an open call; however, sessions will be organized into three categories: textual analysis (literature, rhetoric & composition, and film/television), cultural studies, and creative composition, preferably but not limited to short films and creative writing in the following genres: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and/or hybrid forms.

 

ENGLISH 2019
Thursday, April 4th from 9:00am - 5:45pm
in Waterman Memorial Lounge

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Two workshops are held to guide students in the making of an abstract or creative proposal and in delivering the presentation itself, one before and one following the submission deadline. Below are important dates:

Workshop: How to Write an Abstract

Monday, February 11th 2019
John Dewey Lounge
6pm
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Abstract and Creative Proposal Submission Deadline

Monday, March 4th 2019
200 word abstracts/proposals should be submitted via email to Julie Gundersen (Julie.Gundersen@uvm.edu)
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Workshop: How to Present at a Conference

Monday, March 18th 2019
John Dewey Lounge
6pm
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2nd Annual English Department Symposium

Thursday, April 4th 2019
Memorial Lounge, Waterman
8:55am - 5:45pm
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  • For additional information

    Email any questions to English@uvm.edu or call (802) 656-3056.

 

 

The symposium will showcase the creative breadth and depth of the work of English and FTS scholars, writers, and artists. This is an opportunity for students to deliver original research and publicly read creative work, to connect with their peers as scholars, writers, and artists, and to develop professional skills. We welcome a wide range of critical and creative proposals.

 

Look back at the 2018 Inaugural English Symposium

 

"I hadn't realized how much of a community I was part of before this event. It was a reminder of how kind, smart, and special that group of people is." -- Junior, Anna Gibson

"The silence of the Davis Center’s fourth floor was broken by the words of writers Emily Dickinson, James Baldwin and Mary Shelley. The English department hosted its first student symposium March 29 in the Davis Center Livak Ballroom.

The event featured presentations by 27 students from the English department. The students submitted proposals about their papers and were chosen by professors to speak at the event. Grouped into panels, the students had the opportunity to read their work to a crowd of peers and professors. Panels were categorized into the fields of literary studies, creative writing and film and television studies."

An article about the symposium in The Vermont Cynic

Learn more about last years English Symposium.

For additional information

Email any questions to English@uvm.edu or call (802) 656-3056.

Send proposals and abstracts to Julie Gundersen (Julie.Gundersen@uvm.edu) by Monday, March 4th 2019.