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EAPSU 2023 Conference

  • October 13, 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • October 15, 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania


  • For faculty not on the TT line who may attend at a discounted rate.
  • Established, full-time faculty at a represented EAPSU university (or other regional institution of higher education).
  • If you are representing your department as Outstanding English Major, your fee is waived.
  • Students of Pennsylvania state universities.


EAPSU 2023 Conference
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania


Theme: Academic Freedom

Suggested paper topics include social justice, book banning, freedom of thought, current teaching shortage, moves to weaken public education. Individual papers, panel discussions, and roundtables are encouraged. Conference coordinators will also consider other ongoing scholarly activities within the discipline.

Please email 300-400 word proposals to Michael Downing ( prior to August 1, 2023.


Start: Friday, October 13 at 3:00 pm 

End: Sunday, October 15 at 3:00 pm

All sessions in Academic Forum, Rooms 103, 202, 203

Tentative schedule:


Registration begins at Academic Forum at 3:00 pm

Welcome from coordinators 3:45

Afternoon sessions: 4-5:15 (accommodate 6 presenters)

Poetry reading (at Firefly?) 6-7

Social/drinks/Tavern/Pub/Other 7-?


Coffee, tea, doughnuts. Out of town people have priority on presentations.

Sessions: Two concurrent in AF 8-9:15; 9:30-10:45; 11:00-12:15 (accommodate 18 presenters)

Lunch at McFarland Student Union Side Dining Room. Awards. 12:30-1:45

Executive board meeting after lunch Side Dining Room 2:00-3:00

Afternoon sessions: two concurrent in AF 2-3:15; 3:30-4:45 (accommodate 12 presenters)

Dinner on your own 5-7

Keynote: Saturday evening.  In-person or Zoom.  AF.  7-8:15


Morning sessions 8-9:15; 9:30-10:45; 11:00-12:15 (accommodate 18 presenters)

Conference end

(Goal is so accommodate 55 presenters; we can expand if necessary)

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