Presenting at Conferences

Responding to a Call For Proposals - Jason Swarts

Conferences Step By Step - John Morillo

Making the most of your conference experience- Brian Croxall, from Chronicle of Higher Education

AWP's Directory of Writers' Conferences and Centers

A Conference Manifesto for the Rest of Us - Cora Fox, Andrea Kaston Tange and Rebecca Walsh, from Inside Higher Ed

Travel Funds


The Department of English encourages graduate students to participate actively in professional meetings pertinent to their career paths. We are sometimes able to reimburse grad students for a portion of their professional travel expenses. If departmental funds are available, a call for travel funding requests is posted via the graduate google groups, usually in the fall semester. Priority is given to students who are presenting papers, though occasionally funds are available for other travelers as well. Recently, MA students have presented work at conferences sponsored by the Popular Culture Association, the American Association for Applied Linguistics, the South Atlantic branch of the Modern Language Association, the Southeastern Writing Center conference, the Southern Appalachian Culture Series, 50th International Medieval Congress, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Victorians Institute Conference and the Conference on College Composition and Communication, among others.

Please see the Financial Assistance page for information about applying for travel funds.

The University Graduate Student Association (UGSA) sometimes has travel funding to offer as well.  Students are encouraged to apply for these competitive travel grants when they are announced.  See the UGSA website or contact your AEGS representative for details.