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The Illinois Philological Association, was founded in 1996 by a committee of representatives from several Illinois universities and colleges. Its purpose is to promote fellowship and an exchange of ideas among members (both students and faculty) of departments of English, Linguistics, and Foreign Languages and independent scholars and writers in the state of Illinois.

Fourth Annual Conference of the
Illinois Philological Association

March 31 - April 1, 2000

Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, Illinois

Come and share your work with interested colleagues and celebrate the diversity and quality of Illinois scholars and writers.

  The Association invites submissions in four categories:

1) From faculty, independent scholars, and graduate students--abstracts or proposals (300-500 wds.) for papers on any aspect of literature, literary criticism, linguisitics, and composition theory.

2) From creative writers--original works of fiction, poetry, or drama are welcome. Please submit writing sample for consideration.

3) From undergraduate students--creative writing or scholarly papers. Please submit the entire text of your paper or reading, accompanied by a supporting letter from a faculty member.

4) From any category of partipant--session or panel proposals. Please submit a panel description and abstracts of all papers to be included in the panel or session.

The maximum reading time for either creative writing or scholarly papers
is 20 minutes. Sessions and Panels should be no longer than 75 minutes,
including time for questions and discussion. All readers must register
for the conference.

Please send 3 copies of your submission by surface mail to:

Jyoti Panjwani
Executive Secretary, Illinois Philological Assn.

c/o English Deptartment
Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL 61920.

Or forward a proposal
by e-mail to: cfjp@eiu.edu.   


   POSTMARK DEADLINE: December 1, 1999

To Join or Renew your Membership: Send a $10 ($5 for students) check payable to "Illinois Philological Association" to:

Bonnie Irwin (Executive Secretary, e-mail: cfbdi@eiu.edu )
Illinois Philological Assn.
English Department
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL 61920

Visit our Web-site: http://www.eiu.edu/~ipaweb/welcome.htm