"Intellectual Freedom:" Graduate Conference - University of South Carolina - Deadline Nov. 27, 2014

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The ALC is pleased to announce The Second Annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

"Intellectual Freedom"

February 27-28, 2015

We are currently accepting individual papers and panel proposals addressing all aspects of intellectual freedom. As we are consistently reminded, issues of intellectual freedom (by forces both internal and external to the academy) profoundly influence our professional lives.

We are equally interested in papers that address current political situations within academia as well as those which discuss concepts of freedom within literature. Topics might include (but are by no
means limited to):

Funding, legislation, censorship, historical conceptions of freedom, canonicity, rhetorics of dissent, marginalized communities, public protest, literary protest, feminisms, gender studies, queer studies, race studies, banned books, taboos, graduate and adjunct labor, experimental literature and the avant garde, national conceptions of freedom, intellectual freedom in the history of the American project, press freedom, religious freedom, technology and digital humanities, young adult and children's literature.

Single paper abstracts should be 250-500 words. Panel proposals should include an abstract for each paper as well as a description of the panel's objective not to exceed 550 words.

Please send all proposals to alcatusc@gmail.com and be sure to include your full name, contact information, and institutional affiliation.

The deadline for proposal submissions is November 27th, 2014.

Notification of acceptance will occur no later than Mid December.