The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton, 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliati

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The Acacia Group
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acaciagroup.csuf@gmail.com

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliation. The Acacia Group is an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.
This year's theme will address the issue of Justice (or lack thereof) in literature and contemporary culture. The focus of the conference is to engage with justice as both an abstract theoretical concept and a material reality that impacts individuals and populations. Throughout history, everyone from philosophers such as Plato and Cephalus to community organizers such as Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King have wrestled with ideas about justice that might create an ideal society. Topics may include, but are not limited to: how justice has been represented in the text, the changing context of justice, the misuse/corruption of justice, the way justice has evolved, retributive justice, distributive justice, oppressive law, or any other sub categories.

While the Acacia Conference is organized to meet the needs of graduate students and faculty, we welcome contributions from academics at all levels. We extend a warm invitation to various disciplines: English, Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, American Studies, History Philosophy, Political Science, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Art History, Film and Television Studies, Popular Culture, etc.

For individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief biography (only 1-3 sentences). Due to the nature of this year’s theme, we are also welcoming coauthored papers as well as panel submissions. For panels, please submit a 250-word description of the panel topic in addition to the individual paper submissions. Submissions should be sent acaciagroup.csuf@gmail.com by December 15, 2010. In the subject line please label it Acacia 2011. Please include the title of your paper, school affiliation (if any), and your e-mail address along with your submission.

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