[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to Feb. 15 - Re/Inventions - Graduate Conference at California State Univ., Long Beach

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California State University Long Beach
5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Re/Inventions: Alterna[rra]tives

CALL FOR PAPERS
ABSTRACTS DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Karl Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach

Featuring Keynote Speaker: UC Berkeley's Dr. Marcial González

The theme this year welcomes narratives that challenge dominant discourse and/or suggest alternatives. Suggested topics and schools of thought include, but are not limited to, the following:
Power, place, and liminality
Queer and transgender studies
Alternative identities / Alternative worlds
Narratives of social dissent
Division / revision
Countercultures / Counterhistories / Counternarratives
Voices outside the canon
Aspects of intersectionality
Genre fiction
Comic books and visual rhetoric
Representations of alterity
Alternative pedagogies
Narratives of dispossession
Mestiza consciousness / Border crossing
Crisis and transformation
Normativity and transgression
Minor literatures / Deterritorialization
Stoppages, strikes, and labor movements
Avant-garde literature

Our goal is to provide a forum in which graduate and advanced undergraduate students may share their academic research and practice their presentations skills in a conference setting. While this forum is intended for the presentation of scholarly articles and/or projects, a limited number of creative and multimedia submissions will also be considered.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a current CV to egsa.csulb@gmail.comwith the subject heading "Re/Inventions 2016 Submission." The deadline to submit an abstract is Feb. 15, 2016. Please note any A/V needs in the body of your email. Presentations should run approximately 12-15 minutes.

Hosted by the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) and the English Department at CSU Long Beach. Supported by ASI.