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Writing a Great Conference Abstract

Conferences are, to my mind, one of the best perks of being in academia. In a department/university like ours, which is able to partially or fully fund travel, conferences turn into a treat. As I like to call them, academic … Continue reading

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Thoughts from an LSJ Conference Veteran

In a short two and a half weeks, Halloween will be upon us. More importantly, abstracts will be due for the third Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference being held at Lehigh on March 10-11, 2017. Fear not: I’m here to … Continue reading

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Reflections on the LSJ Conference

Our second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference has come to a close! I know I found the presentations and conversations on the public humanities inspiring and exciting. As I reflect on my experience at the conference, three ideas … Continue reading

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LSJ Conference Tasting Menu

Well, another week is wrapping up at Lehigh—one step closer to Spring Break, another to the end of term. As you plan for the weekend, (which includes some time for relaxation, right?) you might be looking for something completely different … Continue reading

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What’s Happening: March 2016

March comes in like a lion this year, with three exciting and important department events within the next week and a half. First up is the visit from Leonard Cassuto, author of The Graduate School Mess. His book talk will be on … Continue reading

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A Few Humble Observations on Conference Abstracts: Part 2

In the first part I talked about how to decide which conferences to try and attend. But once you’ve decided you’re going to apply, how should you go about writing the actual abstract? Here are a few things to think … Continue reading

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Yours, Mine, and Our First Conference: How to Survive

Congratulations! You followed the suggestions from the last posting and your abstract got accepted. You’ve filled out all the necessary forms and secured your funding, found your hotel, written your presentation. Everything is ready. Now to head off to your … Continue reading

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A Few Humble Observations on Conference Abstracts: Part 1

  A few things to think about before you submit your abstract – 1. Many of you will undoubtedly already know this, but the absolute best place to find conference CFPs in English (and for some of our Humanities fellow … Continue reading

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Tips for MLA First-Timers

I was lucky enough to attend my first Modern Language Association convention in a relatively low-stress situation: no conference paper to give, no interview to prepare for. Even in this scenario, the conference was still quite overwhelming. To make it … Continue reading

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Academic Publishing Panel

“Publish or perish” is a phrase we often hear in relation to tenure, but a sparse job market glutted with applicants has brought it down to the graduate level. As Lehigh’s Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences told … Continue reading

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