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Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Film Studies] April 12-13, 2012
full name / name of organization:
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)
The film studies section is accepting paper and panel proposals that explore film as representative of social and/or historical contexts, especially relating to the various ways in which film can serve as a marketplace of ideas in our culture. Possible topics of relevance include (but are not limited to):
• What do film adaptations say about our ideas and values at a given period of time?
We also welcome any proposals for other topics of interest from all areas of film study.
General Call for Conference Papers:
The Agora as constructed by the early Greeks was a public assembly space—the town square where merchants and philosophers met to exchange goods and ideas. Today, the Agora has evolved from the city square and market place as the convergence of many public interests to a virtual space in which different cognitive, epistemological, communicative stances meet together and compare, contrast, and argue on processes of knowledge and science. It is in that same spirit that the English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) of Texas A&M University-Commerce provides the Agora as a market place of ideas. Submissions are open to both graduate and undergraduate students.
For the first time, in order to meet specific interests of research and reflection, the EGAD conference will be organized in four sections that correspond to the four “souls” of our graduate program at both the master’s and doctoral levels:
See below for specific calls for each section listed above.
• Within the body of the email please include:
Please list any audio and visual equipment necessary for your presentation. Please note that laptops will not be provided.
Checks can be made payable to: EGAD