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California State Univeristy, Nothridge's Associated Graduate Students of
PoliText: How Writers Respond to Political Issues
March 28, 2009
Although some may argue that everything is political, there are certain
moments in history that have a particular political intensity. At those
significant times, writers across the globe involve themselves in the
political scene and their texts â€“ both literary and non-literary â€“ engage
in the political environment. The theme â€œPoliTextâ€ has been chose for
AGSEâ€™s 2009 Graduate Student Conference to highlight the intersection of
politics and text â€“ whether the texts be written or visual, literary or
rhetorical analysis or original creative work.
AGSE invites submissions from graduate students of all disciplines on
topics that address, complicate or illustrate the concept of â€œPoliText.â€
Possible topics include (but are not restricted to) the intersection of
â€¢ Dramatic/Performative works
â€¢ Historical texts
â€¢ Literature/Literary theory
â€¢ Lyrical texts
â€¢ Visual texts
â€¢ Web 2.0 texts (blogs, websites, wikis, etc.)
We also welcome submissions related to this theme that are original
Papers from all disciplines are welcome. Please send abstracts of no longer
than 250 words to AGSE Secretary Juliette Diggs at agse2009_at_gmail.com.
Abstracts are a brief overview of the presentation and should include: 1.)
subject/topic of presentation; 2.) argument/hypothesis; and 3.) any
theoretical applications. Please include your full name, contact
information as well as institutional and departmental affiliation.
Presentations will be 15-20 minutes in length and can be either a reading
of a research paper/original creative work OR an oral presentation (visuals
You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your abstract. The
deadline for submissions is February 27, 2009.
Due to budgetary constraints, we not be able to provide travel expenses.
We look forward to reviewing your submissions!
Please send any questions/concerns to AGSE President Andrea Hernandez
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