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ACES Call for papers deadline 01/11/13 by 5PM !
From Wednesday, December 05, 2012
To Thursday, December 12, 2013

Following on the heels of last year’s resoundingly successful EMSA Conference, the UCLA English department is pleased to announce a call for papers or abstracts for the renamed second annual Academic Conference for English Students (ACES) to be held in the winter quarter. All English majors or minors are encouraged to submit their best academic work for consideration, whether that be a paper written for an English class, or an independent scholarly project. Accepted papers will be thematically grouped and assigned to panels moderated by faculty members of the English department. Each panel will feature three or four students reading their work and answering questions from the audience at the end of the session. Discussion of each paper will continue more informally over refreshments at various intervals of the conference. The paper voted best of the conference by the faculty moderators will be awarded the Pamela Weinberger Award in the amount of $500. A second-place winner will be awarded a prize of $300.


Papers on any literary topic, author, individual literary text, theoretical issue, or questions of literary research and methodology must be submitted by the deadline on Friday, January 11 by 5pm. Keep in mind that papers should be no longer than 7 and a half double-spaced pages so they may be read in about 15 minutes. Please place a hard copy of your paper or abstract in Dr. Joseph Dimuro’s department mailbox, and remember to print your full name and e-mail address in the upper left-hand corner of your paper. Papers should have at least a working title that may be used in the printed conference program. Students whose papers have been accepted will have an opportunity to practice delivering their work before the date of the conference. If your paper is accepted, you will be sent a form asking whether you will need AV equipment, what your time preferences are, or if you require any special accommodations.


The ACES offers English majors a unique opportunity to broaden the professional dimension of their studies, and to share their work with other talented students.