Wednesday, September 5, 2007

EGAD Tenative Schedule

16th Annual EGAD Conference
Friday, October 26, 2007
Texas A&M-Commerce

Memorial Student Center
7:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Scott McCloud
Making Comics, Reinventing Comics, & Understanding Comics

Friday, October 26: EGAD Conference

Registration: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Session 1: 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Scott McCloud, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Booksigning: Scott McCloud, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Session 2: 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Session 3: 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Session 4 (if needed): 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Reception: 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

EGAD 2007, October 26


(Re)Presenting Genres: Shaping Minds Through Literature and Composition
Texas A&M University – Commerce will hold the 16th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) conference on October 26, 2007. EGAD is now accepting proposals for papers and panels dealing with contemporary issues in academia. We welcome submissions from all areas of academic discourse including, but not limited to: English, History, Journalism, Political Science, Education, Psychology, and Sociology. Submissions should be made by September 21, 2007. Registration materials will be sent upon acceptance to the conference. Panels will be organized by topic.
Suggested areas of interest:

Critical Theory
Academia/Professional Issues
Graduate Student Issues
Technology in the Classroom
Foreign Language Studies
Composition & Rhetoric
Pop Culture
Creative Writing
Film Studies
Science Fiction
Writing Center Theory & Practice
Literary Studies

Scott McCloud will be this year’s keynote speaker.
McCloud is the author of Understanding Comics Reinventing Comics, and Making Comics, a brand new release. In recent years, Scott has given visual lectures on Comics and Technology at computer events, corporations, universities, museums, film and music festivals and government organizations. Topics include Comics Storytelling, Online Comics and most recently, Japanese Comics. Visuals include a cascade of fast-changing images (using Powerpoint, but just for pictures and diagrams, rather than the usual sleep-inducing bulleted list) and browser demos from local files. Scott also hooks up his drawing tablet so that he can sketch live on-screen when the presentation calls for it. His past lecture stops include Harvard University, MIT, The Smithsonian, Microsoft, IBM, and Pixar. For more information on Scott McCloud, visit his website at

For more information about registration fees, contact Sean George at the email address below.

To apply, send an abstract of 250-500 words. Electronic submissions encouraged; please email proposals as an attached MS Word document to Panel proposals and workshops are welcome. Notification of acceptance and conference registration materials will be mailed electronically upon acceptance.

Please send inquiries and abstracts to:
c/o Sean George
Department of Literature and Languages
PO Box 3011
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX 75429-3011