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English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) Conference

This year, EAPSU will take place from October 13th-15th at Kutztown University. Information about the organization, call for proposals, lodging, the poetry contest, and contact information can be found below. Hope to see you there!

Theme: Academic Freedom

Suggested paper topics include social justice, book banning, freedom of thought, current teaching shortage, moves to weaken public education. Individual papers, panel discussions, and roundtables are encouraged. Conference coordinators will also consider other ongoing scholarly activities within the discipline.

We welcome papers, group panels, and creative works that explore the broad theme of academic freedom in any aspect of English studies, including but not limited to composition, creative writing, curricular innovation, digital humanities, film, linguistics, American and British literature, LGBTQ+ literature, transnational literature, new media, outreach, pedagogy, popular culture, recruitment and retention, service learning, and theory. We are particularly interested in devoting one or more panels to professionalism, for example, professional writing, publishing, and careers in English. We also hope to offer contemplative sessions, so if you have any experience with mindfulness, meditation, tai chi, yoga, etc., please let us know!

We are looking for themes and approaches that enable us to combine academic, creative, and pedagogical papers on panels consisting of faculty, students, alumni, and/or institutions. Please email 300-400 word proposals to Michael Downing ( prior to August 1, 2023.


Join the conversation: #eapsu23

For the first time ever, there will be three categories for the writing contest: flash fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. More information can be found here

Contact the English Department Dauphin Humanities Center 128 1871 Old Main Drive Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1495 Fax: (717) 477-4020