Undercurrents, Overtones: Interdisciplinary Conference Saturday, April 23rd 2011

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization

2011 GSA/EGO Graduate Conference
Call for Papers
"Undercurrents, Overtones"
April 23, 2011
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The I.U.P. Graduate Student Assembly and English Graduate Organization invite you to our 9th annual conference, to be held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. This year's conference theme is "Undercurrents, Overtones."

Totalizing rhetorics are characterized as much by their exclusivity as by their inclusivity. Discourses of race, gender, colonialism, patriotism/nationalism, and globalization (to name but a few) rely equally upon the perspectives, conditions, and experiences they occlude as they do upon the ones they include. In order for any totalizing voice to be heard, a plurality of other voices must be marginalized or silenced. Part of our responsibility as scholars in the humanities is to unearth these exclusions, shedding light on subjectivities that could otherwise be left in the dark and endeavoring to sustain a state of perpetual revision in our discursive atmosphere.

We welcome proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round table discussions, or individual ten to fifteen-minute presentations from a range of disciplines including (but certainly not limited to) Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, Pedagogy, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Gender and Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, Art History, Film Studies, and Popular Culture Studies.

Deadline for Proposals: Friday, April 1, 2011

Please email an abstract of no more than 250 words, your name(s), graduate program, and affiliation to EGOGSAConference@gmail.com.

Registration fee is $10.00 and includes lunch as well as access to all scheduled conference activities.