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Canceled Due to Coronavirus COVID-19


MSU Denver English Conference
Framing the Narrative

Ben Markus. Photo courtesy of Colorado Public Radio
Ben Markus. Photo courtesy of Colorado Public Radio



Keynote Speaker Ben Markus

Investigative Journalist, Reporter
Colorado Public Radio 
National Public Radio

Present Your Stunning Work, Submit a Proposal

Deadline for abstract submission: March 2, 2020

English education students discuss lesson plans for young adult literature.
English education students discuss lesson plans for young adult literature.

Notification of acceptance to authors: March 13, 2020

Submit abstracts to: Dr. Andrew Pantos  

Abstracts of 150 words or fewer are invited for 15-minute oral presentations. We welcome research papers or creative works focusing on any aspect of the English language or linguistics, including literature, creative writing, English education, composition and rhetoric, and film and media studies. We also welcome papers on interdisciplinary papers combining linguistics or English topics with other fields. Presentations will be grouped together into panels of similar topics. Please be sure to include your name and email address on your abstract. (An abstract is a brief description of your research or creative work.)


Any questions can be directed to Dr. Pam Troyer or Dr. Andrew Pantos.

About the Conference

Each Spring the MSU Denver Department of English holds the English Conference, an all - day event featuring the exciting variety of writing and scholarship that is created by undergraduate students working in areas of English studies. The Conference offers students working in areas of English the opportunity to present their research and creative work, to engage in lively discussion, and to meet other local undergraduates in their fields. We invite undergraduate students from both MSU Denver and other area institutions to submit a proposal or to register to attend sessions. Our mission is to provide a space where local and regional undergraduate students can share the important work they’ve done in the field of English, and to present a program that highlights both intellectual diversity and diversity in culture, ethnicity, gender, and experience.

During the Conference, panels will run throughout the day, interspersed with roundtable discussion or a presentation by a nationally acclaimed scholar, writer, or filmmaker. Presenters and attendees can look forward to participating in spirited discussions on topics from our six areas of focus: literature, film studies, linguistics, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and English education. 

Sponsored by the MSU Denver Department of English, Student Activities, and Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society.

Conference registration is free.

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