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[UPDATE--deadline extension] MadLit 2014: "Texts and Violence" with keynote speaker Hillary Chute/ Feb 20-22
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University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
Keynote speaker: Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women and Associate Editor of MetaMaus
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's tenth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place February 20-22, 2014. This year’s conference, “Texts and Violence” engages the intersections between literature, culture, philosophy, and politics.
While grounded in literary and interpretive studies, the subject of textual violence cannot help but engage fields within the humanities, including history, art history, theater, comparative literature, architecture, and gender studies. In particular, the conference will raise questions about how these fields produce and teach critical thought, narratives, objects, bodies, and experience. To this end, we hope this conference will invite a discussion of how research in the humanities interprets, responds to, and even constructs ideas of “texts” and “violence.”
The English Department Graduate Student Association (GSA) is pleased to announce that this year's keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Hillary Chute, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor at University of Chicago. Her talk will take place at 7pm on February 20th at the Fluno Center on the UW-Madison campus.
GSA solicits proposals for 15–20 minute-presentations, three-person panels, and non-traditional presentations on any aspect of “texts,” “violence,” and representation. Possible considerations might include:
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2013.
For more information about GSA and MadLit, please check out our website: http://english.wisc.edu/gsa/home.