ACES 6th Annual Conference
Friday, November 18th, 2016
Call for Papers
Submissions Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2016
The Academic Conference for English Students (ACES) provides a collaborative forum for students of literature to give oral presentations of their research and creative work. The program committee invites and encourages all English and American Literature and Culture majors and English minors to submit for consideration the best academic essays or examples of creative writing on any topic or theme they have produced in an English course at UCLA. This includes work that students have completed, or are in the process of completing, for a course, as well as independent academic or creative proposals. Students in related fields of literary, linguistic, film, or cultural studies are also encouraged to submit their work for consideration.
Students whose work is accepted will be assigned to a panel of other speakers and a moderator. They will deliver their presentations at a designated time on the day of the conference, which will be held on Friday, November 18 in the Humanities Building, Room 193, from 8:30 am to 6 pm, with consecutive panels and roundtable presentations held throughout the day. Lunch will be provided for the participants and a reception will precede and follow the event.
Submissions can be any length, however, accepted papers must be edited before the conference to fit the 15-minute time slot allocated for each speaker. That means final papers of about 7.5 typed, double-spaced pages or no more than 2,000 words. (Creative writing submissions may be shorter than this required limit).
All students participating in the conference must attend the entire day's sessions. All participants are encouraged to attend one faculty-led preparatory session about the conference prior to the event. (Session dates and times will be announced soon.)