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.
Co-sponsored by Lambda Delta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta and the English Department at Illinois State University (ISU).
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013
Location: Stevenson Hall at Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Purpose: Call for Papers for the third annual English Studies at Large Confernce for undergraduate students.
The third annual English Studies at Large (ESAL) Conference invites undergraduate students to submit proposals for 15-minute presentations in individual or panel form that are related to our theme for this year's conference: "the novel" in English Studies. New or novel ideas have influenced all facets of English Studies. Over time, these ideas have sparked movements, changed the direction of research in the field, and--sometimes--simply been forgotten. From the genre of the novel and its developments in literary studies to the process movement in composition and from the development of cultural studies to the coining of new words, the areas of English Studies--literature and culture, rhetoric and composition, and language and linguistics--have all been influenced by novel ideas over time.
We invite all undergraduate students to submit proposals for 15-minute presentations as individuals or as a part of a pre-formed panel.
Proposals for individual presentations or pre-formed panels on the conference theme of "the novel" may be submitted electronically. Critical submissions in all areas of English Studies will be considered.
Individual proposals should include a first page with your name, school affiliation, title of your presentation, technology needs, a brief (100 word) biography, and a contact e-mail address. Individuals should include a second page with a 250-word abstract of the proposed presentation with no identifying information. Panel proposals should include a title for the panel and presenter information for three presenters on the first page and abstracts for each presenter without identifying information on successive pages.
Documents need to be either .doc or .docx
Submission Deadline: Monday, December 17, 2012
Email Submissions to: Meg Gregory and Gretchen Frank at EnglishStudiesAtLarge@gmail.com
If you have any further questions please contact Meg Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the Xi Delta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Northern Illinois University (NIU).
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: East Lagoon, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Northern Illinois University's local Sigma Tau Delta chapter, Xi Delta, is hosting "Poe and Co." night on Wednesday, October 31 at 4:30 p.m. Join the XI Delta Chapter for a terrifying evening of spooky poetry, snacks, and a warm crackling fire with fellow English majors and regional cohorts. Food and beverages will be served, as well as blood-curdling stories, poems, and the works of Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft, Lewis Carroll, Stephen King, and many others.
Please contact Jeff Jett, Midwestern Student Representative and Xi Delta Chapter President at email@example.com to RSVP for this event.
University of Central Oklahoma Language and Linguistics Student Conference and Sigma Tau Delta Southwestern Region Meeting
Sponsored by the UCO Language Society in collaboration with the UCO Department of English, UCO English Society, and Sigma Tau Delta's Southwestern Region.
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Location: University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center, 100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK
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.
During the conference, all Sigma Tau Delta members who attend as presenters or guests will be invited to a meeting of Sigma Tau Delta's Southwestern Region, featuring the Southwest Regent, Student Representative, and Associate Student Representative. Members may also be eligible to have their conference registration fee reimbursed. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Papers: view details on conference website
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 17, 2012
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, October 1, 2012
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2012
Sponsored by the Alpha Eta Sigma Chapter at Westfield State University (WSU), Westfield MA
Date: Saturday and Sunday, November 3 - 4, 2012
Location: Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
Purpose: To bring together local chapters who may have similar interests, to foster an increased sense of community, and to help each other prepare to submit work to the 2013 International Sigma Tau Delta Convention in Portland, OR. We are specifically inviting chapters within easy driving distance of the western Massachusetts WSU campus in hopes that several members of each chapter might be able to make the trip for the events.
There is no cost for this event; food and materials will be provided by the Alpha Eta Sigma Chapter and the Eastern Region.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 26, 2012
To register contact Alpha Eta Sigma Chapter President Crystal Lanucha at email@example.com.
Second Annual Southern Utah University Undergraduate Literary Studies Conference: "The Energy of Words"
Sponsored by the Alpha Eta Nu Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Location: Southern Utah University (SUU) Hunter Conference Center
Cedar City, UT
Purpose: An illustration of the energy which can be generated by words and how they affect our world.
What are the implications for innate energy in words? How can words effect change? and/or How does the energy of the writing affect our literary experience?
All undergraduate students are invited to submit and need not be Sigma Tau Delta members.
Creative works or critical essays are welcome. Creative works may be any creative literary work, including poetry. Cash prizes will be awarded in both creative and critical categories.
Submissions need to be in Micrsoft Word format.
Submit a title and (max) 500 word proposal/abstract to be considered for participation. If your proposal is accepted, final document should be in MLA format, double spaced, and no more thatn 2,500 words in length.
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2012
Email Submissions to: Shannon McLean at firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information or questions, please contact Shannon McLean at email@example.com.
Sponsored by California State University, Fullerton's Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
Date: Friday, November 30 - Saturday, December 1, 2012
Location: California State University, Fullerton
Purpose: We are looking to reach across disciplines in a conference titled Popular Culture and the Written Word. This conference will be a great opportunity for any undergraduate or graduate students of any discipline looking to gain more experience in an academic setting.
We will offer an array of different conference events from round tables and panel discussions to workshops and keynote speaker presntations.
Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to submit.
We are seeking proposals on any aspect of popular culture and language, including the following topics: Graphic Novels and Comic Book Culture, Popular Fiction, Popular Non-Fiction, Young Adult Literature, Television, Film, Print Media, Advertisements, Fan Culture, Video Games and Video Game Culture, and History of Popular Culture. We are looking for both paper and poster board proposals to participate in round table discussions and panel presentations.
Please send submissions to PopCulture.CSUF@gmail.com by October 26 and include your name, university affiliation, and indicate whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student. Proposals should be 250-300 words.
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 26, 2012
Email Submissions to: PopCulture.CSUF@gmail.com
If you have any further questions please contact Lauren Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calendar of Convention, Conferences, and Events
March 20-23, 2013: Annual International Convention, Portland, OR
Feb. 9: English Studies at Large: An Interdisciplinary Conference
ISU, Normal, IL
Oct. 31: "Poe and Co."
NIU, DeKalb, IL
Nov. 3: Language and Linguistics Student Conference and Sigma Tau Delta Southwestern Region Meeting
UCO, Edmond, OK
Nov. 3 - 4: Eastern Region Inter-Chapter Get-Together
WSU, Westfield, MA
Nov. 10: The Energy of Words
SUU, Cedar City, UT
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1: Popular Culture and the Written Word
CSUF, Fullerton, CA