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.

As a service to its members, Sigma Tau Delta provides links to regional conferences and other non-Society-sponsored English events. If you wish to have a link to your conference or event on this web page, please complete the Event Posting Request Form.

Sigma Tau Delta Southern Conference: Discovering the World in a Word

Sponsored by the Alpha Epsilon Omega Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta

Date: Friday, October 2, 2015 - Saturday, October 3, 2015

Location: Flagler College
St. Augustine, FL

This year, 2015, St. Augustine, Florida celebrates its 450th year. It's a milestone that invites reflection on the city as well as on the process of discovery. Discovery often requires a vision, a destination, and dedication. In keeping with the city's celebration of discovery, the Alpha Epsilon Omega Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Flagler College will hold an undergraduate research conference for the Southern Region: "Discovering the World in a Word." Flagler College's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta invites eligible members to send proposals for papers, creative works, and panels on "discovery" and related topics.

We are calling for PAPERS that explore the idea of discovery through text. Submissions are open to current Sigma Tau Delta members, faculty, and alumni (former Sigma Tau Delta members). Papers should not exceed 3,000 words in length. Eligible presenters may submit ONE paper (critical work, panel, or creative work). Presentations are welcome as individual critical works, panels of critical works with three members, or creative works. Original creative works shall also be limited to 3,000 words, so submit a short work or an excerpt of: fiction, creative nonfiction, screenplay/drama, or a collection of up to five poems. Critical presentations are welcome on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Anglo Saxon and medieval British literature
  • 16th/17th century British literature
  • Restoration and/or 18th century British literature
  • Romanticism and/or early 19th century British literature
  • Victorian and/or late 19th century British literature
  • 20th/21st century British literature
  • Colonial American literature
  • 19th century American literature
  • 20th/21st century American literature
  • World literature
  • Popular culture
  • Critical theory
  • Film and media study
  • Teaching English language and literature, practices and pedagogy
  • Young adult literature
  • Graphic novels and memoirs
  • Alternative literature

Document Format

  • Word document
  • Files should be named like this: "LastName,Critical/Panel/Fiction/Poetry/NonFicPlay"
  • For critical works, be sure to include a category (from the list above) that your paper falls into in the body of the email

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2015
Email submissions to:
Acceptance Notifications: Wednesday, July 1, 2015