"The Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinarity," Graduate Research Symposium at the University of Central Arkansas

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University of Central Arkansas, College of Liberal Arts Student Research Symposium

The College of Liberal Arts and the Graduate Programs in English, History, and World Languages at the University of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR) will host a Graduate Research Symposium focused on the theme of "The Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinarity" on Wednesday, April 22, and Thursday, April 23. (Presentations by UCA undergraduates will also take place on Thursday, April 23.) We invite abstracts on a variety of topics in the humanities and social sciences, and especially welcome papers that are interdisciplinary in scope.

The Guest Speaker, Dr. Lloyd Pratt (Professor of English, University of Oxford, England), will deliver an address, "A History of Heroic Reading in Arkansas," at the Faulkner County Library at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 22, which will focus on the recirculation of Ralph Waldo Emerson's ideas by a UCA alumnus in the early twentieth century. Dr. Pratt will deliver another address (at UCA's Student Center at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 23) titled "African American Reprinting and the Making of Self-Evidence," centering on the topic of African American practices of reprinting in the 19th Century. Symposium participants are encouraged to attend Dr. Pratt's talks.

Submit abstracts by March 31st, 2015, via jotforms:

Individual paper submissions:
https://secure.jotform.us/form/50486768593169 .

Session (or panel) of three papers submissions: https://secure.jotform.us/form/50486620599162

Individual presentations should be limited to 15 minutes.

Location: The conference will take place in the Student Center on UCA's campus: 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, Arkansas, 72035.

No registration fee will be charged.

Please email questions about the symposium to the following: UCALiberalArtsSymposium@gmail.com.