The conference is taking place in Austin and is being hosted by UT. It will take place March 5-7, 2009. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2008. They prefer the full paper, but will accept a 500-word abstract.
I’d really like to put a panel together for this conference too, but I have no idea what it would be on.
I have a paper on using fairy tales to introduce literary analysis that I would like to put together. But I don’t know if that is a literature paper or a composition paper. I’m having trouble finding this year’s program. That might tell me a little more about what they are looking for.
There’s a creative writing section. I wonder if life writing/blogging counts as “creative nonfiction.” Could I work that out?
Of course, there is the state of the profession forum. I could write about adjuncting. They said the topics could cover any aspect of the English profession. I really think I should work up a proposal/paper on adjuncts. I’ve been one at two schools, three by the time the paper is due. Surely I could write about the things I have dealt with there in an interesting way. Nope. That’s last year’s topic. Drats.
For some reason I can’t get the site to come up.