Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Virtual Conference/February 18, 2021

deadline for submissions: 
November 20, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College
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The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, a two-year institution serving Collin County, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies virtual conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary.

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the 2021 conference will be held virtually through Zoom on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Concurrent sessions will run throughout the day and will be both live-streamed and recorded. While the format may be different, the spirit of the conference will be the same. We look forward to thought-provoking presentations, discussions, and ideas.

Conference organizers invite scholars from all disciplines to take part in this conference and submit proposals for individual papers, full sessions, roundtables, or workshops. Graduate and undergraduate students, in particular, are encouraged to submit their work.

Potential topics might include:

  • Working-Class Literature
  • The Worker and the Modern Workplace
  • Understanding Working-Class Studies
  • The Future of Working-Class Studies
  • Working-Class History
  • Connections among Race, Class, and/or Gender
  • Class Representations in the Media and Popular Culture
  • The Complexity of Social Class
  • The Pedagogy of Social Class


Those interested should submit an abstract of no more than 150 words, as well as a brief biography, to Digital Commons@Collin (http://digitalcommons.collin.edu/txcwcs/) by Friday, November 20, 2020. For more information, please contact Dr. Lisa A. Kirby, Director of the Texas Center for Working-Class Studies and Professor of English, at LKirby@collin.edu.