The Texas Tech University Graduate English Society Conference, “(En)compass(ing) Language: Interplay Within English Studies”, will be held March 31st-April 1st, 2006 in Lubbock, Texas. The Literature Area chair Quentin Vieregge (firstname.lastname@example.org) welcomes proposals of about 250-words from graduate students addressing Border Literature (Fiction and Non-Fiction):
We encourage abstracts discussing literature about borders worldwide, such as U.S.-Mexico, U.S.-Canada, South American borders, Middle Eastern Borders, European borders, African borders, etc. A wide variety of theoretical approaches to the works are acceptable such as Modernism, Postmodernism, Feminism, New Historicism, Postcolonial, Transnational Studies, Gender Theory, Narrative Theory, Ethnic Studies, Critical Race Theory, Marxism, etc. Papers that incorporate theory with a historical-cultural approach are encouraged.
Deadline for Submissions: January 30, 2006
The 11th Annual Graduate English Society Conference will be held March 31st-April 1st, 2006 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. The theme of this year’s conference, “En(compass)ing Language: Interplay within English Studies,” reminds us that the interaction between participants in the various fields of English studies produces new ideas and foundations on which to build our future research. We hope that this conference will encourage this type of camaraderie.
We are please to welcome Dr. Thomas Nunnally of Auburn University as keynote speaker. Dr. Nunnally is co-editor of From the Gulf States and Beyond: The Legacy of Lee Pederson and LAGS and Language Variety in the South Revisited as well as articles and essays related to the study of sociolinguistic forces behind dialect change and lexical change. The keynote speech will be delivered Saturday, April 1st at noon and will be followed by a question and answer session.
The Texas Tech GES Conference has been pleased to welcome students from throughout the United States, as well as countries abroad. We are looking forward to sharing research and fostering discussion among students. Lodging and registration details will be available on the GES Conference website.
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