Attention! A Call for Papers

Illinois Wesleyan University is proud to announce our annual MUSE: An Undergraduate Literature Conference sponsored by IWU's Alpha Eta Pi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society.

We cordially invite you to submit undergraduate papers for our day-long conference at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL on Saturday, September 25, 2010. In addition to a keynote speaker, MUSE will host multiple sessions of student paper presentations throughout the day.

Each paper session will contain three presenters, and each presenter will be given a maximum of 20 minutes to speak. Fifteen minutes will be allotted after the three presenters for Q&A. (Papers should probably be around 8-10 pages long, if read straight for the 20-minute time period.)

To present at the conference, please submit an abstract to by no later than *4PM on Tuesday, September 7, 2010*. An abstract shall be approximately 150-200 words and summarize the paper's thesis and main points (and critics used, if applicable). You do not need to submit the entire paper in order to present at the conference.

Along with your abstract, please include your name, current address, current telephone number, email address, fall contact information (address and phone number) institutional affiliation, year in school, a working title for the paper, and any audio/visual needs you may have. You will be notified after September 7 of your abstract's final status. You will then need to confirm your conference attendance.

For more information on MUSE, paper sessions, and other events, please email us at .

Remember - Tuesday, September 7 by 4PM. Please submit! Your paper is eagerly waiting to be heard by the literary community.


Casimir Frankiewicz, Co-President of the Alpha Eta Pi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta

*How to write an abstract:

University of North Carolina Writing Center Handout - Abstracts