NCSU AEGS Fifth Annual Symposium: "Beneath the Boot Heel: Examinations of Oppression and Resistance"

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The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University

"Beneath the Boot Heel: Examinations of Oppression and Resistance"

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our fifth annual graduate student conference in the humanities, which will be held March 21 and 22, 2014 in Raleigh, NC.

With the evolution of communication, technology, and global economic interaction in the past century, both oppression and resistance to that oppression, have seen unprecedented changes. These changes remind us of a global history rife with tyranny and inform our understanding of previous attempts to subvert those in power. For this conference, scholars are encouraged to utilize their research and particular disciplinary frameworks to address the historical and/or developmental aspects of oppression and resistance. Additionally, we welcome submissions that ask questions and make strides toward understanding how research might provide insight into the modern world.

Broad topics might include:
• The impact of an artist's own oppression or resistance efforts as revealed through their work
• Examining the actualization of oppression and resistance in art or society in language, literature, pedagogy, film, etc.
• Exploring the interaction of art and oppression to actively propagate or combat oppression
• Investigating or comparing multiple formats and mediums of oppression and resistance (digital, pedagogical, visual, etc.)
• Research exploring theories of oppression and resistance in current society

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

Please email your submissions to aegs.conference@gmail.com no later than December 6, 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.