This panel will broach the topic of shaping a poetic identity through the prism of a traumatic experience of displacement. How does the poet present a disturbing personal history on the page? Coming from one place and being forcibly moved to another also involves confronting a different language and culture: how is such an occurrence translated to the page? Is poetry a space where cultures and languages clash with one another, or does the expression effect a reconciliation? How does this potential blend of languages and cultural references (including code-switching and code-mixing) inscribe a troubled identity, trying to reconstitute oneself via a poetic text?
26-27 March, 2020
University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference
Keynote: Kandice Chuh (CUNY) - "The Humanities as a Racial (Trans)Formation"
Masterclass: Jahan Ramazani (UVA) - "Poetry, (Un)Translatability, and World Literature"
DH Masterclass: Brad Pasanek (UVA) and Brandon Walsh (UVA)
In the documentary, The Pieces I Am by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, David Carrasco calls Toni Morrison, “the Emancipation Proclamation of the English language.” The parallelism he conjures between the historical document and grandeur that is Morrison hints at the idea that she could do what Abraham Lincoln’s indenture could not: Toni Morrison frees black people from fake identities. Laced with the assurance that if others knew what she knows,—that prejudice exists in a hyperreality created by those who need it in order to define their purpose—black people will not accept perceived realities as their own; that their lives have meaning, and their stories can take center stage.
Graduate students in the Literature, Theory, and Cultural Studies program at Purdue University invite participation in their first annual symposium, “Crossing Boundaries in Literature, Theory, and Culture.” Boundaries represent real or imagined limits within various cultures, and negotiation of these boundaries enables innovation, transgression, as well as social, ethical, or political implications. Literature and other cultural artifacts work to challenge, straddle, or even reinforce boundaries, from national borders to the artificial limits scholars construct between time periods or fields of study. This symposium will investigate and encourage boundary crossings in literature, culture, and language in the broadest sense.
From the Margins to the Center: Reevaluating “Tradition” in English Studies
Graduate Student Symposium ft. keynote by Ariana Brown
February 22, 2020
University of Texas at San Antonio
“Enslaved Black folk couldn’t lift shackled feet,
so instead they shuffled
& invented the cumbia—
& you can’t tell me there aren’t many ways to survive,
to remember the dead,
to make a freedom where there isn’t one.”
Excerpt from Ariana Brown, “Cumbia,” published in the Acentos Review, 2019
Call for Papers: BARS PG/ECR Conference 2020, ‘Romantic Futurities’
Call for Papers:
British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference
Keats House, London, 12-13 June 2020
Professor Michael Gamer (University of Pennsylvania)
Dr Emily Rohrbach (University of Manchester)
Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture
Southwest Humanities Symposium, February 20-22
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phillip Carter, Florida International University
The Department of English is thrilled to announce its 25th annual Southwest English Symposium (SWES), rebranded this year as the Southwest Humanities Symposium, will be held at Arizona State University Tempe campus on Feb 20-22, 2020. This year’s theme is “Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture.”
Georgia State University’s 2020 New Voices Conference: February 7-8th, 2020 in Atlanta GA.
Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2019z
Artistic products are cultural artifacts; language and symbols exist as methods of representing new feelings, ideas, and experiences. In turbulent and profound moments of history and personal experience, art and literature attempt to capture and retell the experiences of restlessness, feelings of movement, and reactions to disorder. The 2020 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of (un)rest.
The 4th Urban planning and architectural design for sustainable development-UPADSD
Is an attempt to ease attending conferences, for professors, authors, and Ph.D. students/scholars
A large number of graduate students are first-generation. This session seeks to cultivate a discussion about common questions, concerns, and advice for graduate students and postdocs as they navigate academia. However, this isn’t designed only for students, but it also aims to provide mentors with advice on how to better support students’ success and retention rates. This roundtable is intended to create a space in which seasoned professionals and early career scholars can share tips and ideas for first-generation graduate students, describe mentoring experiences, and foster mentorship relationships.