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Conferences and Colloquia


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The English Graduate Organization sponsors and schedules several conferences and colloquia throughout the academic year. These events are open to all graduate students and are designed to foster academic and professional development.


Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

  • Theme: “Thresholds and Beyond: Exploring Concrete and Abstract Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers” 
  • Date: March 28, 2015

The English Graduate Organization at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our annual interdisciplinary conference exploring the subject of Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers to take place on March 28, 2015 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

The exploration of physical boundaries and frontiers, such as the conflict along the U.S.-Mexico Border or differences between areas of the United States, such as the North vs. the South or East vs. West, provide concrete areas of exploration in a variety of scholarly pursuits, including differences in literary representations, examinations in the areas of geography and sciences, in addition to political, cultural, and social concerns. While we look to examine physical borders and the expansion of such borders, current scholarship has also looked to more abstract representations of these concepts.

We encourage a variety of proposals that explore the subject of Borders, Boundaries, and Frontiers, in all aspects, both concrete and abstract. Creative presentations, such as poetry or short fiction that explore these topics are greatly welcomed.

For more detailed information on the 2015 English Graduate Organization Conference, please review our official 2015 Call for Papers.

Questions about the conference and paper/panel proposals may be sent to

Submission Deadline: March 6, 2015

Travel Information:

Hotel rooms can booked directly through our Raddison Park Inn conference link. The rate is $104 per night plus tax, and attendees can reserve rooms for this rate until March 6. After that, please call the Raddison Park Inn at 724-463-3561 to reserve a room.

  • Graduate English
  • Leonard Hall, Room 111
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705-1094
  • Phone: 724-357-2264
  • Fax: 724-357-3056
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  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.