Roundtable Submissions


2015 Convention Roundtable participants from the “What Makes a Good Book-to-Movie Adaptation?” roundtable.

Submission Link and Deadline

The submission deadline has passed.

Acceptance and denial notifications will be emailed November 16, 2015.


Eligible members may propose roundtables on suggested topics or topics of general interest to both the discipline and the Society. Roundtables should last 75 minutes in length, including questions and answers (Q & A). Roundtables are not a vehicle for the reading of papers. Instead roundtables are designed to promote discussion and exploration of a selected topic, with an emphasis on active engagement of the audience. Successful proposals will indicate not only the role of the roundtable participants but also how they will engage the audience in active dialogue. Faculty may be moderators or participants in a roundtable, though the proposed roundtable would ideally include at least one student participant. Read rules: What Individuals Can Submit.

Competition for the limited number of roundtable slots will be lively. Only those roundtables that actively engage the audience in dialogue will be considered. While judges will read and consider multiple proposals from the same school, individual chapters are limited to two acceptances unless the proposals include members from more than one school. In addition, among equally persuasive proposals, priority will be given to those roundtables that include members from more than one chapter and/or that cover the convention theme of Finding Home or the 2016 Common Reader.

Helpful Hint: If you have a great idea for a roundtable but don’t know any members at other chapters, contact your Regional Student Representative or Associate Student Representative who can help you use Society resources to connect with members in other chapters.


Suggested topics are:

Topics will also be considered from other subjects that can be explored best in interactive, roundtable discussions involving the audience. Roundtables are not meant to be sets of correlated essays.

Document Format

Create a Word document using your title as the file name and save the file as a doc or docx. Your document must contain the following information:

Submission Deadlines and Notifications

Submitters will receive confirmations and acceptances through email using the email address associated with their account. Therefore it is vital that submitters keep their email addresses active through March 2016 and check them regularly.


Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to [email protected].

Instructions for Roundtable Submissions Online

A link to online submissions will be posted here on September 28.

Step 1: Sign In

Go to Account Set-Up for details on setting up your account, resetting your password, or changing your account profile information.

Step 2: Authors

Step 3: Add Submission

Step 4: Other Information (required)

Step 4: Review and Save

Step 5: Additional Submissions

Repeat the submission process to add a second roundtable submission. You can also exit and add a second submission at a later date.

Step 6: Submission Confirmation

Please check your confirmation and retain it. The confirmation is a do not reply email from [email protected]. It will include a five digit number that may be used as a reference in future communications with [email protected].