Graduate Conference

Call for Papers: SJSU Graduate Student Conference

The Department of English and Comparative Literature welcomes proposals for 15-20 minute paper presentations on any topic related to literary studies or creative writing for a one-day conference just for SJSU English graduate students.

We will form panels based on the topics/categories of the abstracts that students submit. For one of the panels, we are particularly interested in papers on or related to decolonizing literary studies.

To apply to become a presenter, Please send a 250-word abstract of your paper to by January 31, 2023.  The abstract can be from a seminar paper you have already completed or from a work in progress that you intend to finish before April 14th.

If you have never submitted a proposal for a presentation before, don’t be intimidated! Feel free to contact us in the contact box below if you need help or have questions about what to do. Here are two sample abstracts that you can use as a reference.

 The conference organizer is Dr. Allison Johnson, Assistant Professor SJSU English Department, with help from MA graduate students Victoria Thorp and Amna Yusuf.

Come share your work with SJSU students and faculty!