Call For Papers: Developing Your Academic Persona


UF English Graduate Organization (EGO) SPRING 2019

Developing Your Academic Persona
February 15-16, 2019

EGO’s Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium takes as its inaugural theme the topic of academic persona, meaning who you are in classrooms, in conferences, in publications, and in other academic venues. Therefore, we seek to promote dialogue across academic fields to help graduate students, recent graduates, and junior faculty navigate the academic milieu. These
conversations will acquaint students and colleagues with each others’ works and foster
professionalization discussions. Consequently, we aim to provide a collaborative space to
develop your research as well as myriad methods of dissemination in varying academic genres.

EGO invites paper and roundtable proposals on research of current graduate student of any fields, including, but not limited to: literary studies, film and media studies, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, narratology, cultural studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, critical theory, comics and visual rhetoric, and philosophy. We also welcome papers, roundtable, and workshop proposals that relate to any aspect of developing an academic persona in the varying fields. Faculty, alumni, doctoral candidates, as well as current graduate students are also welcome to submit abstracts.

Possible workshop and presentation topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Current graduate research and conversations in the fields
  • Publishing in academic journals or creative writing venues
  • Applying for grants, fellowships, scholarships, or other funding
  • Implementing current research into the classroom via syllabi, assignments, discussion, or other pedagogical methods
  • Possibilities for and planning of classroom collaborations with peers or outside

Please submit an abstract of up to 300 words for a 15-minute presentation to by January 6, 2019. Along with your submission, please include your
contact information and university affiliation (if applicable). For roundtables and workshop proposals, please submit abstracts along with the roundtable/workshop rationale and description. Lastly, please indicate any audio/visual requirements you may have. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified by January 20, 2019.

For questions concerning the symposium, please contact the English Graduate Organization at

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