Monthly Archives: February 2013

Grad Student Conference at ECU

The English Graduate Student Organization is excited to announce the Fourth Annual ECU English Graduate Student Conference!  The event will be held on Saturday, April 13th, 2013.

English graduate students (MA and PhD) in all areas of study are encouraged to participate! All proposals will be accepted.

This Conference Provides an Opportunity to:

*Learn about the work and interests of your peers.
*Gain conference experience in a friendly setting.
*Expand your CV.
*Present material related to your Thesis/CAP (in progress or potential) to receive feedback.

Ways to Participate:

*Present a paper (perhaps one you wrote for a class).
*Create a two or three-person panel (perhaps papers written for the same class).
*Create a roundtable discussion (2 or more people) on a scholarly or pedagogical topic.
*Design a poster presentation.
*Read from your original creative writing (all genres welcome).


*Papers and creative readings should be 15 minutes (7 double-spaced pages).
*Three-person panels should total 45 minutes.
*Roundtables should be 45 minutes.
*Email 250-word proposal by March 28th to

*Please let us know if your presentation was written for a class and identify the professor.
Email questions about proposals to

Exciting Conference Call for Papers

*Call for Papers & Travel Grant: 6th Annual ASMEA Conference*

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) announces it’s “Call for Papers” for the 6th Annual ASMEA Conference held in Washington, DC, November 21-23, 2013. This year’s conference is titled: “Tides of Change: Looking Back and Forging Ahead in the Middle East & Africa.”  Members from any discipline, tenured or nontenured faculty or those otherwise affiliated with a recognized research institution, may submit proposals to participate in the conference. Unique proposals from senior graduate students (ABD) will also be considered. Abstracts on topics related to the Middle East and Africa should consist of a one-page outline of the proposed subject to be presented. A recent C.V. and all contact data must also be included with name, e-mail, phone number, affiliation. The due date for proposals is Thursday, May 30, 2013.  In addition, ASMEA is offering the opportunity to apply for a travel grant to help cover costs of hotel, registration, and transportation.  Please visit our website to download an application for the travel grant and submit an online abstract submission form at  Inquiries can be directed to  —  Emily Capp Membership and Operations Coordinator Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa ph: 202.429.8860 e:  Save the Date! The 6th Annual ASMEA Conference will be held November 21 – 23, 2013 in Washington, DC

Ethnic Studies Film Series at ECU

All the screenings are free and open to the public!

There will be guest introduction and post-screening discussion at each screening.

All the screenings begin at 6:00 PM, but please note the different days and rooms.

See the attached flyer for further details.

Tuesday, Feb 26th, Night Catches Us (Dir. Tonya Hamilton)

1028 Bate Building

Guest Introduction: Gera Miles


Tuesday, March 19th, A Separation (Dir. Asghar Farhadi; Iranian film, in Persian with English subtitles)

1028 Bate Building

Guest Introduction: Mona Russell


Monday, March 25th, Smoke Signals (Dir. Chris Eyre; special screening in anticipation of the writer Sherman Alexie’s ECU visit!)

1026 Bate Building

Guest Introduction: Anna Froula


Tuesday, April 23rd, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (Dir. Wayne Wang)

1031 Bate Building

Guest Introduction: Su-ching Huang