Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 EGO Colloquium Call for Papers


The 2014 WVU English Colloquium is accepting abstracts for papers and panels that examine everything and anything related to pop, culture, or a mixture of both.  We will accept literature papers from all nationalities, genres, and time periods, as well as papers on rhetoric and composition. We will also accept creative writing individual submissions and panels.

Papers may deal with any of the following (not an exhaustive list):
Pop Culture
Histories of Culture (and Literary History)
Critical Receptions
Theories of Canon Formation
Marketing criticism
New Economic Criticism
Identity Formation
Psychoanalytic Studies
Global/Atlantic World paradigms
Postcolonial Narratives and Postcolonialism
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Adaptation, Appropriation, and Parody
Myth and Folklore
Transmedial Studies
Collective Memory
Nationalism and Sovereignty
Influence studies

To propose an individual paper, please submit an abstract of 300 words as an attachment to Jeff Yeager, EGO President, at Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address in the top left corner your submission.

To propose a panel of three to four papers, please submit a group abstract of 500 words explaining the thematic concerns of the panel and short abstracts (150-200 words) of each individual paper. Submit abstracts as one attachment to Please include the names, institutional affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all participants.

To propose creative writing, send 3-5 poems or a 2-3 page excerpt from a fiction/non-fiction piece to Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address. To propose a creative writing panel, send a 500 word group abstract along with the poems or fiction/non-fiction excerpts.

Registration will be $10.
Extended Submission Deadline: 24 March 2014

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