In addition to hosting distinguished visiting professors and its annual conference, the Graduate Center for Literary Research (GCLR) also actively supports graduate student writing and research by conducting roundtables for student work. These GCLR roundtable workshops, comprised of graduate students from across the humanities, offer selected graduate students a prime opportunity for extended feedback from an interdisciplinary perspective as well as possible financial support for conference travel. In light of travel and conference restrictions due to Covid-19, travel funds will be held for later distribution, when needed. Finalists from the roundtable workshops will also be invited to adapt their work into a spotlight article to be published in the annual GCLR responsive journal Exchanges. 

For more information on the roundtable workshops, please visit our Roundtables and Travel Grants page

The date for the Fall Roundtable Workshop schedule will be annouced at the beginning of Fall quarter, 2021. 

If you are interested in presenting, please send a 250-word abstract to with the subject line "Fall Roundtable" by Monday, October 18, 2021. Eligible papers will vary in form, content, and disciplinary approach but should follow MLA style as set out in the most recent edition of the MLA Handbook. Papers not conforming to MLA style may be returned for revision before circulation during the workshop; there are no strict parameters or themes, although we do encourage submissions that consider the theme of our annual conference.  Works-in-progress, such as field exam research and dissertation chapters, will be considered.