A message from Dr. John Lowney, Director of Graduate Studies —
On behalf of the English Department, I am writing to invite you to submit proposals for the 2011 St. John’s English Graduate Student Conference, to be held on Wednesday, April 13th on the Queens Campus. Proposals on any topic related to literary, cultural, and writing studies are welcome. We are seeking proposals for group panel presentations and individual presentations, and we encourage panel and presentation formats that will generate dialogue among the panelists and between the panelists and their audience.
Proposals for individual presentations should be one-page abstracts of your presentation. Proposals for group panels should include one-page abstracts for each presentation as well as a brief rationale (a paragraph or so) for the panel. Each session will last about an hour, so you should plan on brief individual presentations (about 15-20 minutes) and panels of three people to leave enough time for dialogue.
I invite all English graduate students as well as undergraduate English majors to attend this conference even if you are not planning to give a presentation. It is a great opportunity to learn from your peers and to celebrate each other’s accomplishments in the graduate program.
Please submit proposals to Dr. Sicari’s office or by email to me by Tuesday, February 1. I look forward to seeing your proposals.
Director of English Graduate Studies