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Regional Events

Participating in regional conferences and events is a great way to connect with other members of Sigma Tau Delta, make new professional contacts, expand your knowledge, and gain valuable experience presenting papers.

If your chapter is contemplating hosting a regional event, your first step should be to contact your Regent for information about promotional, and possible financial, assistance. Note: In order not to conflict with Sigma Tau Delta's annual spring convention, regional events should only be planned for the fall.

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Sigma Tau Delta Midwestern Regional Conference

Revolutions and Renaissances

Sponsored by Lambda Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Missouri Southern State University

Date:
Saturday, February 26, 2022

Location: 
Virtual

Purpose: 
The purpose of this event is to invite the discussion of recent or long past revolutions that made an impact on the world and the renaissances that shaped new eras both academically and socially. We are seeking proposals that examine how these themes interact in literary texts, creative writing, historical research, and other disciplines. We encourage a broad interpretation of the theme, but will consider submissions written on topics beyond the conference theme as well.

The 2021 Midwestern Regional Conference on Saturday, February 27, 2021, is hosted virtually by the Lambda Xi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Missouri Southern State University. We invite discussion of the turmoil the world has endured, how humans respond to it, and visions for transcendence in the twenties and beyond. We seek proposals that explore how these themes interact through literary texts, creative writing, historical research, and other disciplines. We encourage broad interpretation of the theme, but will consider submissions on topics beyond the conference theme as well.

Keynote Speaker:
Our keynote speaker for the 2022 Midwestern Regional Conference is Rilla Askew. Askew is an acclaimed writer from the Oklahoma area, and much of her writing draws inspiration from the Four States and its turbulent history. Askew is the author of The Mercy Seat, Fire in Beulah, Kind of Kin, and other award-winning books and essays. Her use of Oklahoma as a microcosm for America sheds light on the reality of life for minorities and the struggles they face and have faced. To learn more about Rilla Askew and her writing, visit rillaaskew.com.

Eligibility and Submission Requirements:
Submission to the 2022 Midwestern Regional Conference is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all regions (membership in Sigma Tau Delta is not required) and Sigma Tau Delta alumni. Presenters may submit scholarly or creative work. We accept submissions from English, history, and adjacent fields. Scholarly papers and short stories should not exceed 2,000 words, excluding the cover page and bibliography/works cited page, and should take no longer than 15 minutes to read. Poetry selections should take no longer than 15 minutes to read. Submissions are due February 1, 2022, at 11:59 pm.

To be considered for acceptance, submit a 250-300-word abstract of your work to sigmataudeltamssu@gmail.com with the subject line “2022 Conference Submission.”

To ensure that all submissions are judged anonymously, make sure no identifying information is on your abstract, which should be typed, double-spaced, in Times New Roman, 12pt font. Include a separate cover page with your name, the title of your submission, university, major (and minor, if applicable), and year in school. Include on the cover page a brief bio of 50-100 words to be used for an introduction at your panel, if your proposal is accepted.

Requirements for Accepted Work:
Scholarly papers and short stories should not exceed 2,000 words, excluding cover page and bibliography/works cited page, and should take no longer than 15 minutes to read.
Poetry selections should take no longer than 15 minutes to read.

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Revolutions and Renaissances - Sigma Tau Delta Midwestern Regional Conference

Registration Fee:
Because of the virtual format, registration fees are waived. Registration information will be available in January.

 

 

 

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March 30 - April 2, 2022
Atlanta, GA

Regional Events

Saturday, February 26, 2022
Midwestern Region
Virtual Event