[UPDATE] Coming Home: Stony Brook University's 25th Annual English Department Graduate Conference--Rescheduled Date: March 16

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Graduate English Society, Stony Brook University, NY
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stonybrookenglishgradcon@gmail.com

Due to the weather in the northeast last week, 'Coming Home' has been rescheduled and will now be held on Saturday, March 16. Due to the rescheduling, we have extended the deadline for 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. Please also include, with all proposals, full name and contact information, and institutional affiliation.
Please submit proposals to: stonybrookenglishgradcon@gmail.com by Friday, February 22, 2013 More info: www.sbuenglishgradcon.com

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