CFP Mad Libs!

I had to share this gem from PHD Comics.

A Madlibs style version of your standard call for papers.

If we were to customize this for a literature conference, there would have to be a space for a nearly content-less theme to serve as the round hole into which prospective presenters creatively try to cram their square abstracts.  If the conference is held in the Southwest, the theme will always be Borders (or Frontiers or Boundaries, but Borders is more typical), as in “this paper explores the ***borders*** of bibliographic studies” or “this author’s novel concerns the border between such and so.”

And the list of keynote speakers would include a poetry reading.

And having served on the organizing committee for a Very Big Deal conference, I can confirm that the section on Organizing Committee is entirely accurate, except he forgot to include the graduate students who put together the conference folders and staff the registration tables.


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