Conference Proposals and Presentations in the Humanities

Humanities Workshops

Allison Collins, Graduate Writing Consultant

The purpose of this workshop is to present strategies for writing a conference paper, from A to Z, from deciphering a call for papers to writing a proposal to transforming an already existing document or starting your presentation from scratch. The workshop addresses different methods for preparing an engaging and substantive oral presentation, including various technological aids you may want to use, as well as methods to prepare for round-table and Q&A formats.
(Approx. 23 mins.) This workshop was recorded in April 2017.

Receiving Feedback on Presentations: We encourage you to watch the workshop below and make an appointment at the Graduate Writing Center when you would like feedback on a presentation. In the appointment you can either discuss your presentation (the text, the PowerPoint), or you may rehearse it. If you choose to practice delivering the presentation, we will use the feedback form linked here.

Click to download the presentation slides: Conference Proposals and Presentations in the Humanities.pdf

Conference Proposals and Presentations in the Humanities (2017) Video

Allison Collins completed a PhD in Comparative Literature at UCLA in 2020. Her research focuses on Renaissance literature and culture, and her dissertation focuses on the lovesick female body in early modern literature. Allison earned her BA in Renaissance Studies from Yale University and her MA in Humanities from New York University. She has experience in teaching and academic publishing.

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