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Call for Papers and Panel Proposals

The deadline for submitting your abstract is December 1, 2020.  The deadline is extended to December 15.

The 2021 conference will be virtual with no meetings in person.

TPA Conference 2021: Women

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, this year’s conference theme will focus on women. On-theme paper topics may cover female writers, issues women face, specific female characters, or feminist readings of any literature. Papers addressing the year’s theme will receive first consideration for publication in the TPA Bulletin; however, papers on any subject in literature, English pedagogy, or diverse media are welcome. 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. Papers 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. 

To submit your paper and/or panel proposal, complete this form Word form or PDF form to attach to e-mail to both TPA Secretary Jenna Campbell Field (jls2mu@mtmail.mtsu.edu) and Treasurer John McLaughlin (jmclaughlin@fhu.edu). Graduate students may not submit panel proposals unless faculty members are included. Deadline:  December 1, 2020.

Upon acceptance of your submission, the TPA will contact you about conference registration. If you wish only to attend the conference but do not wish to propose a paper or panel, please contact Jenna Campbell Field at jls2mu@mtmail.mtsu.edu

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Virtual Conference Fee ($20); Virtual Conference Fee for Graduate Students ($15).