RELEVANT INFO: “World Literature,” for the 2013 TPA conference and Bulletin proceedings, shall be defined as any literature other than British and American literature that may include writing that has been translated into English or written originally in English. Abstracts for papers dealing with any aspect of literature, language, and linguistics (including foreign language) should be no more than 300 words. Papers must be kept to a twenty-minute (20-minute) reading time, not to exceed ten (10) pages. They should be written and read in English. Panel proposals (3-5 members) should be no more than two (2) pages. Panels are for one-hour sessions.
Although this year’s theme is Drama, including film and television, the TPA welcomes presentation proposals in any of these area: British literature, American literature, American ethnic literatures, literature in translation, pedagogy, diverse media.
CONFERENCE APPLICATION: Complete this linked form. Students note that you must also e-mail your full paper and a letter of recommendation to both TPA Secretary Prof. Thomas Alan Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org) and TPA Bulletin Editor Prof. Katherine Rehyansky (email@example.com).
(Word or PDF) and e-mail the form and your proposal/abstract to both TPA Secretary Prof. Thomas Alan Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org) and TPA Bulletin Editor Prof. Katherine Rehyansky (email@example.com). Graduate students must also submit via e-mail a copy of their abstract and paper, as well as a professor’s letter of recommendation. Graduate students may not submit panel proposals unless faculty members are included. Deadline: November 15, 2012 -- extended to November 22, 2012.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PAYMENT: A printout of the completed form along with your check made out to “TPA,” should be sent to Professor John McLaughlin, 158 Main Street, Department of English, Freed-Hardman University, Henderson, TN 38340-2399
Regular Conference Fee ($50); Graduate Student Conference Fee ($15); Banquet ($25).