New Voices would like to thank everyone who submitted a panel or individual proposal for the 2015 Conference. Submissions for panel and individual presentations for the 2015 New Voices conference are now closed and all submissions have been notified of their acceptance status. We received some fantastic submissions and are really looking forward to the presentations at this year’s conference!
With the closing of submissions for panels and presentations, we are also excited to announce that the tentative 2015 Conference schedule is now available. Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change as we finalize the schedule for all conference participants. All updates to the schedule will be posted to the new Schedule page of our website; therefore, we encourage attendees as participants to check back often.
The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that it will host four creative writing workshops at New Voices 2015 related to the conference theme: “Poetry and Death,” “Poetry and Humor,” “Fiction and Death,” and “Fiction and Humor.” During these workshops, participants will bring a creative piece related to the workshop topic to workshop with the group. For more information, please see the 2015 New Voices Creative Writing Workshops CFP.
Please note that space in these workshops is limited; therefore, we ask that you register by December 10, 2014, for these workshops via their respective online forms, which can all be found on our Forms page. Participants will be notified of acceptance via e-mail by December 19, 2014.
New Voices is excited to announce that we are extending the deadline for paper and panel submission to December 10, 2014. By this deadline, please submit your 200-300 word paper proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference via our online Proposal Submission form. You can also submit a panel proposal via our Panel Proposal form if you have a group of presenters and papers on a similar topic. For more information about the Conference and this year’s CFP, please see the Call for Papers page of our new website.
New Voices would like to congratulate Andrea Rogers on the selection of her proposal for the 2015 New Voices Theme submission “The Rule of Threes: Death, Humor, and Repetition.” Please see below for a full description of the theme.
“The Rule of Threes: Death, Humor, and Repetition.”
“At the intersection of death and humor is a central rule: the rule of threes. This rule stipulates that if one person dies, two more will follow. Similarly, the rules of humor suggest that something must occur three times in order to be funny. This theme seeks to investigate the multiple intersections of humor and death and their relationships to the humanities by asking where humor and death intersect and how the concept of repetition plays a part in these relationships.”
We would like to thank everyone for their submissions for this proposal as well as your participation in the voting for this year’s theme. We received some great submissions for this call and had a great response for the voting. Thank you all for helping to make this upcoming New Voices Conference a great one!
Please check back in the coming months for updates regarding mentoring sessions and calls for papers related to this great theme. Also, be sure to sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest from New Voices.
This last Friday at the latest New Voices planning meeting, the committee members and attendees discussed the status of some of the current projects in progress.
To begin, the minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved by the attendees and can now be found on our website for review at the following link: New Voices Planning Committee Minutes from 07 Mar. 2014. The minutes from this meeting will also be made available online once they have been approved at the next meeting.
Additionally, New Voices is excited to announce that we will be releasing a call for 2015 Conference Theme Description Proposals soon. Please check back often for more updates regarding this call. We will also be posting more information about our Spring 2014 fundraising event within the coming weeks, so be sure to check back for the latest information.
Lastly, New Voices is happy to announce that our e-mail address has officially changed. Our new e-mail address is now firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or would like to get involved with New Voices, please feel free to contact us. And, if you haven’t already done so, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive more communications from New Voices.
As mentioned in our last posting, we are opening up a Google Doc for all those who would like to contribute ideas to the Spring 2014 Fundraising meeting scheduled for this Friday (March 14) at 1:00 p.m. but are unable to attend. You may also post ideas if you are planning on coming to the meeting and would just like to have them written in the document before hand.
To access this document, please follow the link for the Spring 2014 Fundraising Ideas & Planning sheet. This link should bring you to a page that will prompt one of the New Voices staff to add you as a collaborator. You may also e-mail us to request access to this document, and we will be happy to add you as well. Once in the document, please fill out a row by providing your name, a brief explanation of your idea, a proposed date for the event, and any additional notes for consideration. Additionally, feel free to mark the last box in an idea’s row for which you would like to cast a vote. We look forward to discussing all of this input at Friday’s meeting.
Please be sure to check back here for more updates after the meeting, and don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list for more updates.
At our meeting this last Friday, the New Voices planning committee made several updates to the committee and the calendar that we would like to share.
First, we are happy to announce that the 2014-2015 New Voices planning committee has been assembled! Please see the home page for a listing of the current committee members. Also, if you would like to volunteer with New Voices during this planning year, please let us know via e-mail.
Additionally, we have decided to hold our first fundraising event for this planning year during the Spring 2014 semester. In light of this development, we will be holing a special meeting to discuss possible fundraising ideas. This meeting is not mandatory; however, we encourage anyone who is interested or has an idea regarding this upcoming event or future fundraising activities to join us for this meeting on March 14 at 1:00 p.m. Please see the Meeting Information page for details. For those of you who will be unable to join us, we will also be opening up a Google Doc so that you can add your ideas for consideration. Please check back here after the meeting for more information including a link to the document.
Lastly, we have updated the New Voices planning committee meetings with the next three meeting dates. These meeting dates were selected based on the meeting availability days and times that you all kindly shared with us via our meeting availability poll. Please see the Meeting Information page for details regarding the next meeting and the Calendar page for a schedule of upcoming meetings.
As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments that you may have regarding the planning committee activities or the conference. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you!
Are you looking to add to your CV line? Want to have the competitive edge on the job market? Interested in the idea of running a conference?
If you’ve considered any of these possibilities, then New Voices is for you!
We are in the process of appointing a 2nd chairperson to the New Voices committee. This will be for a two-year tenure and your first year will be spent being trained by the 1st chair. We have opened this search up to the entire English graduate student community. You do not need to have had previous experience volunteering for New Voices, just an interest in helping plan this growing graduate student conference.
- Send a letter of intent to email@example.com by March 3rd
- In your email, please provide several times you are able to meet with the 1st chair to discuss the position
- 2nd Chair will be appointed at the March 7th 12:30pm New Voices Meeting (Grad student lounge in the English Department)
Remember, New Voices is open to all GSU English graduate students (M.A./Ph.D/Lit Studies/Comp Rhet/Creative Writing). If you are a member of the GEA (which you are), you are eligible to participate in this committee.
To the New Voices blog followers –
Today we had our first official New Voices meeting. We were lucky enough to snag the conference room, which was really cool and nicely air conditioned.
We got some new people interested in being involved and on the committee. But if you couldn’t make it (we only had 3 new people, but we had 30 people interested o the list), please feel free to contact us and let us know of your interest in being involved. We need to replace most of our committee next year and we are excited to show any new people the ropes.
Below are the minutes from the meeting, so you can follow along. Enjoy!
New Voices Notes 11 September 2013
Next meeting we will need to talk again about Bags and things and start reading submissions.
The next meeting will happen on…
Tuesday October 1st @11:15AM – Location TBA