The 5th Annual CMU Conference on English Studies
Phase-Shifts, Phantoms, Phenomena
Featuring Keynote Speaker, Jeffrey Weinstock, Ph.D.

Saturday, November 12​
CMU Campus, EHS Building

CMU's Sigma Tau Delta chapter, in conjunction with the Department of E​nglish, invite undergraduate and graduate students to submit abstract proposals for conference papers. Our theme this year is Phase-Shifts, Phantoms, Phenomena. Submissions may be directly related to this topic within language and literature, but the theme is open to interpretation including interdisciplinary studies. Specific guidelines and more information concerning submissions can be found at All submissions are to be emailed to:

The 5th Annual Conference on English Studies:

Phase-Shifts, Phantoms, Phenomena

Featuring Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Weinstock, Ph.D.

Ghosts have always been a prevalent topic of discussion in society. Moreover, the idea of futuristic travel and technology has made the genre of sci-fi extremely popular over the years. Writers fascinated by these same ideas have often depicted certain settings revolving around the possibility and invention of these concepts. Additionally, literature itself has influenced society's interest in these areas possibly leading to the invention of certain technological advancements.


The 5th Annual Conference on English Studies will be held in the EHS building of CMU's campus on November 12, 2016 and will focus on discussion surrounding these three themes.


Submission Information:

Open from September 1st to October 14th

Undergraduate or graduate students are encouraged to submit a 250-300 abstract and title of their creative poetry, prose, analytical essay, or panel presentation to by October 14, 2016.


Conference Cost:

Online Registration: $15

On-site Registration: $20

Online Registration is now open! Online Registration will be open until 4pm on October 28, 2016. The online registration form can be found at under "Annual Conference at CMU." For more information regarding the conference, please visit this website or email​

More information and conference updates can be found at: 

Or contact Kristyn Turner, Central Michigan University