Welcome to the homepage for the Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature!
The Department of Literature and Language at East Tennessee State University will host its sixth Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature, on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This day-long event will permit undergraduate upperclassmen and graduate students the opportunity to present their literary research to peers from colleges and universities in the southern Appalachian region, providing them professional experience as they pursue their studies.
The 2017 Call for Papers has been posted. Abstract submissions are due by February 28th, 2017.
Dr. Daniel Helbert of University of Virginia-Wise will serve as our keynote speaker for our 2017 conference. His talk will be titled "Pre-Modern Environmental Humanities: Or, How Literary Studies Can Save the World." You can learn more about him on our keynote page.
The SASCOL organizers intend for our participants to learn more of their options as English scholars. Being "Southern Appalachian" as a regional marker rather than a content indicator, the conference welcomes submissions addressing any area of literature. Cross-disciplinary in nature, the conference welcomes submissions from students in disciplines other than English, as long as their submissions address literature. While presentations can be about literature in languages other than English, we ask that the presentations themselves be in English. We invite students from all over our region to participate in our conference.
In addition to gaining professional experience, students will have the opportunity to enter conference papers for consideration for SASCOL Awards for Outstanding Literary Research. You can learn more about their work and get information about the 2016 competition on our awards page.
There is no registration fee for participation in this conference, but participants must register..
SASCOL organizers wish to express their gratitude to the Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice President Bert C. Bach, the College of Arts and Sciences and Dean Gordon Anderson, and the Department of Literature and Language and its chair, Professor Katherine Weiss, for their support of this event.
c/o Department of Literature and Language
East Tennessee State University
P. O. Box 70683
Johnson City, TN 37614