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

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California State University Fullerton Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club

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:

Trauma Theory
The future of Post-colonialism
Ethical Philosophy

For Critical papers, please submit a 250-300 word abstract to, and denote "Criticism" in the subject line. For Creative pieces, please submit an excerpt or draft to, and denote "Creative" in the subject line.