UPDATE: [Graduate] Negotiating Narrative Authority: Intersecting Relationships in English Studies

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The Acacia Group

Negotiating Narrative Authority:
Intersecting Relationships in English Studies
February 22-23, 2008

Narrative writing comprises a significant portion
of what we read, what we write and what our students write.
Yet the concept of authority complicates our reading and
writing of and about narrative texts. This complication invites diverse
theorizations, interpretations, and representations from various
branches of English studies, including literary studies, composition,
creative writing, comparative literature, and linguistics.

The 2008 Acacia Conference seeks to explore the intersections
and relationships between narrative and authority.
For example, how does authority function within narrative texts?
How is authority granted to texts and writers by critics, artists,
students and scholars? What is the significance of how we interpret and
grant authority?

We are seeking proposals that address the function of authority
both within and over narrative writing. We would like the conference to
include a wide variety of proposals that look at authority and narrative
in all aspects of English studies. Proposals on other topics are
encouraged as well.

Please submit proposals to acaciaconference_at_gmail.com.

Acacia is the graduate English club at California State University,
which is located in sunny southern California. Fullerton is a short
drive from the beautiful California coastline, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry
Farm, downtown Los Angeles, the historic, HMS Queen Mary, Nixon
Presidential Library, San Juan Capistrano Mission, museums like the Getty
Center and Norton Simon, and many shops and restaurants.

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