Humanities Unbound: Work and Play (April 10, 2015::Old Dominion University::Norfolk, VA)

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Jamie Henthorn on behalf of Rhetoric Society of ODU, English Graduate Organization, Media Commons
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Humanities Unbound: Work & Play

A Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference

On April 10th, the Rhetoric Society, English Graduate Org, and MediaCommons will be hosting a graduate student conference aimed at opening up a discussion of current student research within the Humanities. The conference will consist of a series of roundtables, each led by a scholar specializing in a particular sub-field of the humanities. We will explore the intersection of identity performance and work & play through the following possible lenses:

Popular Culture
Methods and Theory
History and Archive
Critical Race Studies
International and Global Perspectives

Participants will give brief (5-7 minutes maximum) presentations, after which moderator will lead a robust conversation. This conference functions very well as a "pre-conference" conference and a way to gain insight into final semester projects. As many of us have been accepted to late semester conferences, this can also be seen as preparation for "larger stages."

In the spirit of discovery then, this call asks the following:

Submit a brief (less than 150 words) abstract or blurb of a project currently in progress that you can describe briefly in a 5-7 minute presentation.
In the form, you'll be asked to tag your submission with two or more of the above topics; you'll also have the option to add any other relevant tags that you feel might lend themselves well to a broader roundtable theme.

Submissions must be received by Monday, March 2nd. Please email Jamie Henthorn at if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in April!