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[UPDATE] Extended Deadline--EGSA-NEH Annual Conference: Space, Place, and Travel in Literature
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University of Tulsa
5th Annual University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference
Theme: Space, Place, and Travel in Literature
The aim of this conference is to engage with literature through the various lenses and concepts of space, place, and travel. While this is a graduate run conference primarily for graduate students, undergraduate submissions and paper abstracts are welcome and encouraged. Possible panels include:
• Space, place, or travel and its influence on writing
Ann Brigham, Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Roosevelt University. Professor Brigham is also the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies. She attended Bard College and the University of Arizona. Her research interests include Twentieth-century American literature and culture, Native American literature, gender and sexuality studies, contemporary feminist theories, and theories of space, place, and tourism. Dr. Brigham’s current project is a book on representations of spatial and social mobility in American road narratives.
She co-edited Making Worlds: Gender, Metaphor, Materiality and has published on theories of space, place, and travel exclusively in the Arizona Quarterly, Genders, and Modern Fiction Studies. In 2005, Dr. Brigham taught a Newberry Library seminar on "Sites of Democracy and Difference: U.S. Popular Culture and Entertainment, 1880-1930" with Dr. Lewis Erenberg, history professor at Loyola University. Also, Professor Brigham delivered a radio talk as part of Chicago Public Radio’s Odyssey program; she discussed “The American Tourist.” The program can be accessed on Chicago Public Radio’s website at http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/audio_library/od_rajul02.asp.
Creative Writing Workshops:
Creative Writing Submissions should be limited to no more than 3-5 poems and no more than 7-10 pages of fiction or creative non-fiction. Please include with your creative submission: your name, contact information, whether or not you are also submitting a paper abstract, institutional affiliation, and if you would like to take part in the open-mike reading at the end of the conference. There is no separate fee for creative writing submissions if you are already registering for the conference; however, if you are not giving a paper, then please follow the registration instructions listed in the above section.
Conference Dates and Location: Friday, March 26th through Sunday, March 28th at the University of Tulsa in the Allen Chapman Activity Center on the university’s campus.