Call for Papers

We invite all undergraduate and graduate students of English on both campuses to participate in the English Student Conference, held on April 6th, 2020.  Students will present 7–8 page papers focused on all aspects of English studies, including:

  • Literary texts
  • Films and television
  • Graphic novels and comics
  • New media (i.e. webcomics, instagram, blogs, etc.)
  • Visual texts
  • Cultural texts (i.e. architecture, fandom, ideas of “nature,” etc.)

To participate: please submit applications (which can be based on essays or seminars completed or being written for English classes) that include the following:

  1.  The title of your paper
  2.  An abstract describing your proposed paper (max. 300 words).

 Applications should be sent to by Monday, March 2nd, 2020.

The conference will be held in the telepresence rooms on both the Orillia and Thunder Bay campuses.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Papers of 15 minutes will be delivered in panels of three or four, with question periods to follow.