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2nd Annual Student Research Conference in the Humanities: Submission Deadline


The conference is a one-day event, centered this year around the theme of violence. There will be discipline-specific round table discussions where 4-5 students present their papers, with faculty members serving as moderators. Students will have 12 minutes to present their papers and 5 minutes to answer questions.

First prize:

A cash prize award of 400 dollars for the best research-based paper.

A cash prize award of 200 dollars for best creative writing piece.

Other prizes:

At the conclusion of the conference, every participating student receives a certificate as an undergraduate research scholar, and all papers included in the conference will be posted online as part of the conference proceedings.


- The applicant needs to be an active UTSC student

- The paper needs to address the theme of the conference.

- If the paper is research-based, it must be a minimum of 8 pages, double-spaced, using MLA or APA documentation style. For the creative writing pieces, there are no specific length requirements.

Papers about violence and related to any discipline are welcome.

Possible topics are, but not limited to: violence and literature, violence and film, violence and the arts, violence and law, violence and media, violence and history, violence and trauma, violence and war, violence and movements of resistance, violence and politics, violence and religion, violence and culture, violence and the body, violence and exile, violence and the self, violence and domestic abuse, violence and rape, violence and censorship, violence and exile, etc.


Submissions of full papers must be received via email (in word or pdf) by he Conference Chair, Dr. Maria Assif (, by March 20th. An undergradulate committee will select the final papers that will be part of the conference.

The announcement of accepted papers will be made on March 24th, 2011.

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