Processing and Performing Paradigms: How (Non)Literary (Con)Texts Construct Realities - Friday, January 24, 2014

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UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association
14th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Friday, January 24, 2014
Center City Building, Charlotte

The EGSA at UNC Charlotte welcomes original papers, readings, and presentations – both scholarly and creative – on the interplay of context, text, and constructed realities. We invite explorations of time and place through shifting paradigms, specifically how texts play a role in the construction of realities. "Text" is a malleable idea, which provides a rich diversity of topics and discussions in a variety of fields and disciplines. The following broad questions may be considered:

1. How does context/text affect the way in which figured worlds are created?
2. What roles do time and place play in the construction of paradigms?
3. In what ways do language and discourse construct reality?
4. If literacy evolves, how do multiple literacies play a role in the construction of reality and social futures?
5. When, and in what ways, do context and perspective affect identity? Social norms? Cultural interactions? Gender roles? Text creation?

Plenary speakers: Dr. June Hobbs, Professor of English, Gardner-Webb University and Dr. Carol Symes, National Humanities Center Fellow and Associate Professor of History, Theatre, and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Please send abstracts of 250-400 words or proposals for panels
(along with your name, institutional affiliation, and field of study) to by Monday, December 2, 2013.

Selected abstracts/panels will be notified by December 13, 2013.