[UPDATE]: "Redefining Notions of Public and Private" Graduate Conference Feb 22

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NC State Association of English Graduate Students

– "I Live Here!: Redefining and Negotiating Notions of Public and Private"

North Carolina State University English Graduate Conference
Conference Dates: Feb 22-23, 2013
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
contact email: aegs.conference@gmail.com

With the current election season in full force, debates over social, economic, and political issues seem to increasingly reflect a tension between the public/private binary, and the ongoing conflict that results when the personal becomes political. Scholars are encouraged to explore how their own research and interests in English & Humanities makes a significant contribution to our understanding of this binary, be it in its current iteration, the historical development, or a diachronic snapshot of another cultural moment.

We welcome submissions that re-frame existing and emerging research to interrogate the significance of the debate over public and private, as well as those that make strides toward understanding how our research might provide insight into our own current moment.

We welcome submissions from disciplines across the humanities: English Studies, Literature, Linguistics, Film Studies, Creative Writing, Scientific/Technical Writing, Rhetoric, Composition, Communication, Cultural Studies, and others.

Email your submissions to aegs.conference@gmail.com no later than November 15, 2012. Abstracts should be approximately 300 words. Include your name, institution, and course of study in the body of your email. Please remove all identifying markers on the abstract itself. We will send confirmations upon the receipt of your proposal.