Acacia Conference: An Ethical (Re)Orientation, March 3 2012

full name / name of organization: 
California State University Fullerton Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club
contact email: 
theacaciagroup.csuf@gmail.com

California State University Fullerton's Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club are looking for thoughtful inter-disciplinary graduate and professional-level papers that engage a work of literature or an aspect of culture through the lens of ethical responsibility and the imperative of human connection. This conference will focus on how various schools of literary theory utilize ethics in their interactions with any period or medium of literature. Additionally, we are accepting creative submissions: short emphatic works of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or hybrid text which pertain specifically or tangentially to ethics, not to exceed 2012 words in length. Undergraduates are very welcome to submit as well.

Potential schools of theory/topics:

Technology
Eco-criticism
Trauma Theory
The future of Post-colonialism
Pedagogy
Ethical Philosophy

For Critical papers, please submit a 250-300 word abstract to theacaciagroup.csuf@gmail.com, and denote “Criticism” in the subject line. For Creative pieces, please submit an excerpt or draft to theacaciagroup.csuf@gmail.com, and denote “Creative” in the subject line.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
graduate_conferences
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
medieval
modernist studies
popular_culture
postcolonial
renaissance
rhetoric_and_composition
romantic
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian