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Conferences & Publishing Initiatives

Student Conferences and Publishing Initiatives

Carolina Rhetorics Conference

Established jointly by members of RSA@USC and graduate students in Clemson University's program in Rhetoric, Communication, and Information design, the Carolina Rhetorics Conference is designed to forge ties between these complimentary programs and to establish a recurring space where graduate students can receive feedback on developing projects. The CRC is a yearly event that will host students from graduate rhetoric programs throughout the Southeast region.

Nineteenth-Century Graduate Conference

Sponsored by the American Literature Colloquium and the Nineteenth-Century British Club, this annual conference invites graduate students from throughout the country to present their scholarship in nineteenth-century studies.

Student Publications and Initiatives


Edited by graduate students in the MFA program in creative writing, Yemassee is the literary journal of the University of South Carolina publishing poetry, short fiction, one-act plays, brief essays, and interviews in two issues every year. All graduate students in the English department are invited to serve as readers for Yemassee.

The Poetry Initiative

Housed within the English Department at USC, the Poetry Initiative is a statewide organization that works with libraries, museums, schools, colleges, community organizations, and various other entities to promote and celebrate the reading, writing, and performing of poetry in the state of South Carolina. The Poetry Initiative offers a number of opportunities for graduate students in the English department to participate in the planning and staging of arts events, as well as to present their own work before an audience.

Split P Soup

Led by a team of faculty and graduate students in the English Department, Split P Soup takes a passion for poetry and for the discovery of learning through poetry to schools around the state of South Carolina. Through involvement with Split P, graduate students can gain both administrative and pedagogical experience.