Members of the NDSU English Graduate Organization will host this year's Red River Graduate Student Conference, "Interdisciplinary English Studies," scheduled for Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24, in the Memorial Union. The conference will consider issues of interdisciplinary scholarship grounded in literature, rhetoric, linguistics, and writing, cultural and communication studies. Other topics related to language, writing and culture will be discussed, including English as a second language, computers and writing, genre studies and new media.
The conference originally began as an opportunity for NDSU English graduate students to organize a professional conference where they could present their research. Since the conference was initiated nine years ago, the range of participants has expanded to include those from throughout the region and to the East Coast. Each year, the number of participating schools has increased.
There is a registration fee of $20 for conference participation that covers conference materials and Saturday's lunch.