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[UPDATE] Literature and Media: Studies in Academic and Popular Culture, March 24-26, 2011, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
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University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference
This conference aims to explore the ways in which the humanities interact, engage with, and are affected by popular media and popular culture. More specifically, this conference is concerned with the intersection of literature and media that complicates, alters, or further enriches literary scholarship and communication.
We particularly welcome proposals that address or are related to the following topics:
We also encourage papers from other disciplines including Art, Music, History, Communications, Journalism, Sociology, Political Science, and Women’s Studies. We welcome submissions from undergraduates as well.
The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Dr. Elizabeth Abel, Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include 20th-Century American literature, 20th-Century British literature, African American studies, Cultural studies, and Gender & Sexuality studies. Her latest book, Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow (University of California Press, 2010) explores the cultural context and history of segregation through the photographic medium.
Dr. Abel is also the author of Virginia Woolf and the Fictions of Psychoanalysis (Chicago, 1989) and editor of Writing and Sexual Difference (Chicago, 1982). She is the co-editor, along with Barbara Christian and Helene Moglen, of Female Subjects in Black and White: Race, Psychoanalysis and Feminism (Berkeley, 1997). She has written several articles for Critical Inquiry and Representations and has contributed to the books Conflicts in Feminism (ed. Marianne Hirsch and Evelyn Fox Keller, New York, 1990) and The Familial Gaze (ed. Marianne Hirsch Hanover, NH, 1990).
There is a registration fee of $20.00 for all presenters (excluding TU graduate students who can register for $15.00 and TU undergraduates who can register for $5.00).
Conference Dates and Locations: Thursday, March 24th through Saturday, March 26th at The University of Tulsa in the Allen Chapman Activity Center on the university’s campus.
Contact: If you have any questions or require further information, please e-mail the conference co-directors Melissa Antonucci at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kate Williams at email@example.com.