[UPDATE] The Life of the Text: Creation, Reception, Explication [12/11/09;2/19/10]

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Natures 2010--a graduate student humanities conference--Feb. 19, 2010
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Natures 2010
A Graduate Student Humanities Conference
Held at La Sierra University (Riverside, CA)
February 19, 2010

Graduate students working in all areas of humanities studies, including art, film, history, literature, music, and religion are encouraged to submit abstracts. Papers on a wide variety of subjects will be considered. Topics may include, but not be limited to:

The Life of the Text: Creation, Reception, and Explication
(how texts are produced, read, or investigated)
Creation: conditions of composition and inspiration
Reception: seeing the text/reading the text
Explication: practices and examples of scholarship on texts
Visual texts/auditory texts/tactile texts
Children as producers or consumers of texts
Film as/and text: the intertextuality between film and other disciplines
History as art/Art as history
Textual lives: biography and bibliography
Ecocriticism: 'Natural' explication

Paper titles, 50 word abstract, and 250 word paper summaries should be submitted to gradengl@lasierra.edu with the subject line "Natures Conference" by December 11, 2009. A $35 registration fee will be due by January 20, 2010.

Director, Environmental Analysis Program—Pomona College
W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis

Plenary address: "Streetscape Environmentalism:
Flood Control and Social Justice in the American Southwest"

Seminar on Academic Writing and Publishing: "Making Book:
Gifford Pinchot and the Historian's Craft"