Coming Home: The 25th annual Stony Brook English Graduate Conference

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Stony Brook University Department of English

Coming Home
The 25th Annual English Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University

February 9, 2013
Stony Brook Manhattan,
New York City

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.--Maya Angelou

Now in its twenty-fifth year, Stony Brook University's English Graduate Conference is currently accepting paper proposals addressing the question of what it means to come home. What is a home, and what does the idea of being "at home" signify? What are the potential problems or benefits of being removed from home?

Possible areas of inquiry may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

- Coming home and/or not coming home
- Exile and refuge
- Hetero-normativity and queering the home
- Migration, transmigration, and diaspora
- Domesticity and gender
- Public and private spheres
- Travel
- National, ethnic, and/or cultural identities
- The home as architectural, spiritual, geographic, or other type of space

Inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches are welcome. Single paper abstracts should be no more than 250 words. The submission of entire 3-paper panels is also encouraged; these proposals should include an abstract for each paper as well as a <250-word description of the panel's objective. Please also include, with all proposals, full name and contact information, and institutional affiliation, for all applicants.

Please submit proposals to:
by Friday, December 21, 2012