The Department of English in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences announces a call for papers in preparation for the 18th annual West Virginia Literature Symposium for Undergraduate Students to be held Feb. 13, 2010 at West Virginia University.

Undergraduate students from any institution in West Virginia are invited to submit analytical, theoretical, or interpretative studies of literary works, films, or culture for review. The top three papers will receive cash prizes.

One submission per person will be accepted, and only papers written during the 2009 calendar year are eligible. Papers should be appropriate for a 15-minute presentation and between 8-10 double-spaced, typed pages. The selection committee will not read any submission beyond the tenth page.

Students should send completed papers with their name, address, telephone number and email address (if applicable) to: Donald E. Hall, Chair Department of English, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6296, Morgantown, WV 26506-6296.

Papers must be postmarked by Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. Students will be notified of their status by Friday, January 29, 2010.

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