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RRGSC 2015

NDSU Memorial Union
March 27-28, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Flynn, Michigan Technological University. She will be discussing reading and writing as a woman. Dr. Erin Mae Clark from St. Mary's University will also be speaking.

Call for Proposals

"The Field in Motion: Past, Present, and Future of English Studies"
Red River Graduate Student Conference
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, March 27 and 28, 2015

The English Graduate Organization at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, invites graduate and undergraduate students to explore and present diverse issues rooted in the field of English Studies. We encourage submissions from all branches of the field including literature, rhetoric, linguistics, writing studies, cultural studies, and communication studies.

This year’s Saturday keynote speaker will be Dr. Elizabeth Flynn, a Professor of Reading and Composition in the Department of Humanities at Michigan Tech University whose scholarly interests include feminist and transnational approaches to rhetoric, writing and technical communication. She will present on “Rereading ‘Gender and Reading.’” Friday night will also feature a keynote speaker, Dr. Erin Mae Clark of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

The Red River Graduate Student Conference will be held Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, 2014 in Fargo, ND at the NDSU Memorial Union. Both panel and individual submissions are welcome. More information may be found at

Potential topics for submissions may include projects related to:

• Business & Technical Communication

• Comedy and Humor Studies

• Communication and Global Politics

• Comparative Literature

• Computers and Writing

• Creative Writing

• English Pedagogy

• English Education


• Film, Television, and Video Game Studies

• Gender Studies

• Genre Studies

• New Media

• Scientific Rhetorics

• Sociolinguistics

• Sonic Rhetorics

Submissions: Please send panel proposals for 3-4 participants (1000 words max) and/or individual abstracts (500 words max) via e-mail attachment (.doc, .docx, or PDFs only, please) to, by Friday, January 16, 2015. If you have any specific audio-visual or technological needs, please specify these at the bottom of your proposal.

There is a registration fee of $25.00 for conference participation. This registration fee includes conference materials and Saturday's lunch. Payment information will be communicated via email upon receipt of submission. Important conference updates will be periodically sent to presenters via email. Any other questions (lodging, transportation, etc.) can be directed to

Follow @RRGSC on Twitter to get updates on the conference and use the hashtag #RRGSC15.

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