February 3, 2012
Due to low attendance, the High School Literature Conference has been canceled for 2012
Please join us for an academic conference exclusively for high school juniors and seniors with an interest in the study of literature. The conference is titled "Textual Exploration: Discovering Literary Treasures."
Our purpose for hosting the conference is twofold. First, we want to provide a forum in which high school seniors may present their research about literature in a professional conference atmosphere, and second, we want to inspire students to consider English or English Education as a course of study--at Cedarville University or wherever they may choose to attend college.
As you know, these are challenging times for the humanities, but we believe deeply in the training that an English degree provides in preparing college graduates for a meaningful professional and personal future. Like you, we want to develop graduates who read broadly, write well, think critically, and solve problems creatively. We are committed to encouraging the next generation's scholars, storytellers, leaders, teachers, and citizens.
Students are encouraged to submit papers on C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce, the conference's common reader book. Prizes will be awarded for the three best papers submitted on this topic. Papers on other literary works may also be submitted for presentation at the conference.