The 2nd Annual CMU Conference on English Studies
Revolution, Reconstruction, and Revival

Anspach Hall​
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI

Saturday, April 26th
9:00 am to 5:15 pm 
(Check-in at 8:30)


The 2nd Annual CMU Conference on English Studies is intended to promote discussion on the themes of Revolution, Reconstruction, and Revival as it pertains to current trends and possible futures of English in the humanities. We will be addressing the revolutionary techniques used to develop, articulate, and mold the minds of young English studies students. We will also discuss areas that could or have been reconstructed in the current and future of the English studies curriculum. Finally, we will be meditating on the revival of historic pieces and their importance in the education scene​ of English studies. 

The conference will start with a roundtable discussion about the current environment and future of English in the humanities. Then, throughout the rest of the day, panels and presenters of undergraduate and graduate students will share their papers and lead discussions about these themes. Our keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. JoEllen DeLucia from CMU's own Department of English, as well as our stimulating roundtable panel speakers Dr. Nicole Sparling, Dr. Desmond Harding, Dr. Mark Freed, and Dr. Joseph Sommers. 

Conference Costs

While registration costs will be collected at the door by credit or debit card only, we do ask that you register online so we can keep you informed about conference updates and make name tags as well as lunch arrangements. Electronic receipts will be dispersed via email or text message. Cash will not be accepted. Conference fees include admission to all panels and a continental breakfast as well as an informal lunch. 

  • Undergraduate students: $15
  • Graduate students: $15
  • Faculty and general public: $20​

Important Dates


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Or contact Brittney Head, Central Michigan University

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