Call for Papers

​Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut is pleased to host the second annual CTW Undergraduate Symposium in the Arts and 
Humanities on Saturday, April 9, 2022. This symposium will give undergraduate students from the three partner institutions, as well as 
other institutions in the region, an opportunity to present their original scholarly work in a professional setting.

We invite submissions of scholarship and creative work focusing on any area in the arts and humanities, including fields such as languages 
and literatures, history, philosophy, music, theater and dance, art and art history, gender and queer studies, cultural studies, ethnic 
studies, religious studies, and film and media studies, and also digital, public, and local humanities. This year we are also expanding 
submissions to broaden participation from students in the visual and performing arts, with space for a limited number of  students to 
exhibit their work or short dance performance pieces accompanied by a brief “gallery talk”. 

Presentations should take the form of 10-15 minute papers, readings, short video screenings, or performances (all creative contributions 
must also include a brief analytical or explanatory component, such as a gallery talk). Visual arts submissions must meet the size and 
exhibition specs to be presented in person, otherwise we encourage students to present a documentation of their work. (For details, see the
Art Submission Guidelines).

Students interested in presenting their research must first contact a faculty member from their home institution to act as a sponsor for 
developing their presentation. This faculty member will provide guidance as the student works through the various stages of preparing a
professional conference presentation. This faculty member will also fill out a short sponsorship form that will be distributed to all students 
whose abstracts are accepted.

Submissions should be submitted no later than Saturday, March 5 2022. Questions may be directed to 
                Support for this symposium was provided in part by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.