Katy Major completed archival research on Sylvia Plath at Smith College in 2014.
| 22 Jul, 2014
The English Department annually awards travel grants to current English majors seeking assistance to complete archival or field research for critical or creative work, travel to literary festivals or readings, or attend and/or present their work at creative or scholarly conference. Applications are submitted by students and reviewed by faculty each fall semester. Download the guidelines for the 2015-16 Student Travel Grants (PDF) Submissions for grants are due by October 2, 2015.
Students are encouraged to develop independent excursions to enrich their creative or scholarly work: study the letters and manuscripts of your favorite author in library archives; reach out to publishing, advertising, non-profit, etc. professionals to arrange shadowing visits with them so you can learn more about how their industries works; immerse yourself in different geographical areas for your next creative project; contact your favorite contemporary author to arrange an in-person interview; etc.
if you're interested in attending conferences, here are some annual opportunities that have been of interest to Otterbein students in previous years:
Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
Columbus, OH ~ Nov 12-15, 2015
Louisville Conference in Literature and Culture Since 1900
Louisville, KY ~ Feb 18-20, 2016
Susquehanna Undergraduate Literature & Creative Writing Conference
Selinsgrove, PA ~ TBA in mid-March 2016
Sigma Tau Delta National Conference
Minneapolis, MN ~ Mar 2-5, 2016
Ohio University Spring Literary Festival
Athens, OH ~ TBA in late March 2016
Associated Writing Programs National Conference
Los Angeles, CA ~ Mar 30-Apr 2, 2016
National Undergraduate Literary Conference
Ogden, UT ~ TBA early April 2016
Sarah Lawrence College's Poetry Festival
Bronxville, NY ~ TBA in late April 2016
Riverteeth Nonfiction Conference
Ashland, OH ~ TBA late May 2016