Saturday, January 12, 2008

CFP: 18th Annual Meeting, Society for Text and Discourse, University of Memphis, July 12-15, 2008.

Presentations at the 18th Annual Meeting can be in the form of posters or spoken papers. The deadline for submitting proposals for both presentation formats is February 15, 2008. A Review Committee will review the proposals, and authors will be notified regarding acceptance by the end of March 2008. Please submit proposals in English using our electronic submission system ( or see for further details. Papers will be scheduled for 20 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Posters are scheduled for a poster session on the second night of the conference. Proposals for symposia (sessions with multiple papers) should be discussed with the conference organizers prior to submission and follow the same procedure as proposals for papers. FORMAT Submissions should include a 2-3 page summary of the presentation (max. 1000 words, including bibliographic references) according to the specifications made available on THE OUTSTANDING STUDENT PAPER AWARD The Outstanding Student Paper Award (OPSA) recognizes quality in work that is predominantly that of a graduate student. Accordingly, the student must be first author on the paper. THE JASON ALBRECHT OUTSTANDING YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD The Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award (JAOYSA) honors the memory of Jason Albrecht, a promising young text and discourse researcher who passed away in 1996. The award recognizes an outstanding paper based on a doctoral dissertation. The doctoral candidate must be first author on the paper. Recipients of each award receive a commemorative certificate and a $150 award check. Proposals that are eligible for awards undergo two reviews - one by the regular program committee and a second one by the Awards Review Committee. Only proposals that are accepted for presentation as spoken papers will be considered for the awards. The ST&D Conference will be preceded by
  • the ST&D Workshop (July 11-12, 2008)
  • the Summer Institute (July 5-8, 2008)
  • the 11th Conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (July 8-11, 2008).

Deadling for submission: February 15, 2008.

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