Shattering

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Shattering

"A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform"
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for their Annual Spring Conference. We are looking for critical papers or creative works that explore the notion of shattering. By shattering we mean transgressing boundaries and breaking up the dominance of certain discourses.
Explorations may include, but are not limited to:

• Nationality Lines
• High Theory and Low Theory
• Pop Culture and Art House Culture
• Dominance of Ideology Over Space
• Heteronormative Family
• Narrative Structure
• Adult Literature and Children's Literature
• Religion and Spirituality
• Deconstructing Disability
• Gender and Sexuality
• Ideological Shattering of Pedagogical Strategies
• Stretching Genres

Our conference is proud to feature keynote speaker, Dr. Julie Carlson, a Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Carlson's keynote talk will be "Shattered Dreams: Books and Friends in post 1790's Literary Culture." Her interests include British Romanticism, feminist, race, and queer theories.

Abstracts and proposals should be a maximum of 250 words and emailed to AGSE201011@gmail.com, by midnight on December 23rd.

The conference will be held at the CSUN campus on March 3, 2012.