Participating in regional conferences and events is a great way to connect with other members of Sigma Tau Delta, make new professional contacts, expand your knowledge, and gain valuable experience presenting papers.
If your chapter is contemplating hosting a regional event, your first step should be to contact your Regent for information about promotional, and possible financial, assistance. Note: In order not to conflict with Sigma Tau Delta's annual spring convention, regional events should only be planned for the fall.
As a service to its members, Sigma Tau Delta also provides links to regional conferences and other non-Society-sponsored English events. If you wish to have a link to your conference or event on this web page, please complete the Event Posting Request Form.
Sponsored by California State University, Fullerton's Alpha Delta Zeta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta in conjunction with the Far Western Region
Date: Friday, November 15 - Saturday, November 16, 2013
Location: California State University, Fullerton
Purpose: California State University, Fullerton's Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society invites paper and panel presentation porposals from all disciplines to this year's Far Western Regional Conference.
Proposals for the conference should discuss how visual representations, adaptations, or symbols function in a text, what they represent or mean, or how they function intertextually.
Traditional symbols and images repeat themselves over time and across disciplines, playing a huge role in all types of texts, be it Gatsby's Green Light, the Ice King's Crown, or Harry Potter's Scar. Even translations and adaptations create visual representations of texts that alter or completely change the original text's meaning, leaving a new vision and understanding of the text in its place. This conference seeks to explore the use and meaning of such symbols, motifs, or images, as well as adaptations, translations, or representations as they occur in all forms of texts, including (but not limited to) literature, graphic novels, movies, videogames, and television.
Please send submissions as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 25. Include your name, university affiliation, and academic standing (undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D. student, or independent scholar). Proposals should be 250-500 words.
Possible topics for the conference could include:
- Translations of Texts to, or from, English
- Portrayal of Women in Video Games
- Focus of a Symbol in a Text
- The Meaningful Effect of Translations
- Acting Afro: Bigotry in Movies
- Patriotism and Xenophilia in Video Games
- Phallic Representations
- Imagined Reality in Reality Television
- Adaptations of Texts through Various Media
University of Central Oklahoma Language and Linguistics Student Conference and Sigma Tau Delta Southwestern Region Meeting
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Location: University of Central Oklahoma, Nigh University Center, 100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK
Facebook Group: Language and Linguistics Student Conference (LLSC)
Purpose: To feature undergraduate and graduate student research in the fields of language and linguistics through papers and presentations by students from national and international institutions, and to promote fellowship and networking among the chapters of Sigma Tau Delta's Southwestern Region.
Abstract submissions are invited from individuals and organized panels of undergraduate and graduate students. Individual presentations should be 12 to 15-minutes. Panel presenters may select a 50 or 65 minute time block. Presentation topics may include, but are not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications in
- natural and artificial languages
- indigenous languages
- extinct and endangered languages
- American Sign Language
- speech pathology and hearing sciences
- language and cognition
- theoretical and applied linguistics
- structural, semantic, or phonological analyses
- comparative grammars
- discourse/text analyses
- rhetoric, the arts, literature, and the humanities
- academic, pedagogical, cultural, and sociological constructs
Submissions should be sent as an email attachment in MS Word format to email@example.com by Monday, September 23, 2013. Late submissions are not guaranteed consideration for presentation. Please include the title of the presentation at the top of the abstract without any personal identifying information; however, please include identifying information in the body of the email message.
- Individual submissions should consist of a titled abstract of no more than 150 words.
- Panel submissions should be sent as a single document containing the title of the panel, a description of the panel's focus of no more than 200-words. If appropriate, panelists may submit a 150-word titled abstract along with the panel submission.
During the conference, all Sigma Tau Delta members who attend as presenters or guests will be invited to a special meeting and workshop featuring the Southwest Regent, Student Representative, and Associate Student Representative, as well as other Sigma Tau Delta officials. This special session offers valuable information about opportunities for chapter and professional development, and gives members a chance to connect with their regional leadership and neighboring chapters. The Sigma Tau Delta meeting will take place at the end of the day after all student presentations. Members will also be eligible to have a portion of their conference registration fee reimbursed. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Submission Deadline Extension: Monday, September 23, 2013
Acceptance Notication: Monday, September 30, 2013
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 14, 2013