DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Voices 2020: (Un)Rest: Movement, Displacement, Disorder

deadline for submissions: 
October 18, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Nicole K. Turner / Georgia State University
contact email: 

Georgia State University’s 2020 New Voices Conference: February 7-8th, 2020 in Atlanta GA. 


Artistic products are cultural artifacts; language and symbols exist as methods of representing new feelings, ideas, and experiences. In turbulent and profound moments of history and personal experience, art and literature attempt to capture and retell the experiences of restlessness, feelings of movement, and reactions to disorder. The 2020 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of (un)rest.

This year’s conference will be held February 7 th -8 th at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. We invite proposals for papers, panels, roundtable discussions, workshops, creative writing, and multi-media art. Although priority will be given to proposals that address the conference theme, submissions involving a broad range of interests and concerns within the humanities are also welcome. Possible areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

• Archival & Museum Studies

• Ecocriticism • Global & Indigenous Studies

• Identity & Personal Narratives

• Revisiting Historical Perspectives

• Social Activism & Movements

• Survival, Memory, Trauma

• Traveling & Transnationalism

• Movement of People Across Borders and Boundaries

• Diaspora

• Literacy and Literacies


Submissions close October 18, 2019. Submit an abstract of 200-300 words along with contact information, a short bio, and any A/V needs to the New Voices Planning Committee via our online form at:

Presenters will be notified of acceptance via email by November 1, 2019. For more information about New Voices  and this call for papers, please visit our website


New Voices is a graduate student conference operated out of Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Nicole K. Turner is a PhD student in Literary Studies and First Chair of the 2020 conference, which focuses on (Un)Rest: Movement, Displacement, Disorder. For any questions about New Voices 2020 Conference, contact Ms. Turner directly ( or the conference email (