Paper and Panel Proposals

A PROPOSED PAPER must include the name, institutional affiliation, mailing and email addresses, and phone contact number of the person making the paper proposal. All proposals should include paper title, the core text discussed in the paper, and a one-paragraph abstract.

PANEL PROPOSALS should organize a panel of specific presenters with a title for the panel.  The person organizing the panel should include all personal information below and the paper proposal information for her/himself if s/he is presenting a paper in the panel. The names, institutions, phone numbers and email addresses of other panelists should be listed as part of the panel proposal. Listing the names does NOT constitute a registration but it ensures proper placement of individuals on panels.  Each person on a panel must register for the conference through the Online Registration Form. No more than two-panel members from the same institution may be present on one panel, but panel proposals with only two presenters are welcome. ACTC will form panels out of individual submissions or complete panel submissions.

THE PROPOSAL DEADLINE IS February 5, 2022.  All potential conferees are welcome to contact the Executive Director of ACTC, Charlotte Thomas, with questions about panels and proposals: charlottethomas@coretexts.org.

ACTC papers are short (seminar-essay style, 5 pages, double-spaced), treat one core text for at least ¾-1 page, and develop the conference theme. The usual presentation time allotted to each paper is 12-15 minutes. Lively liberal arts discussions are a mark of ACTC conference panels. Thus, papers tend to range over theoretical considerations, particular interpretations, classroom or programmatic practices, and institutional missions—often involving all of these. Panel proposals should bear these characteristics in mind. Scholarly papers (up to 10 pages) may be submitted for publication in our selected proceedings after the conference, but only 5-page papers may be read at the conference.