What does literature evoke in us? Can a text provoke, and can literature transform? Why do we find some texts comforting and satisfying, while others agitate and disturb us?
We invite you to explore these questions at the English Graduate Advancement and Development Society’s (EGADS!) annual graduate/undergraduate English-studies conference, “Literature: Its Pain, Its Pleasure,” on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at the University of Texas at Brownsville: www.utb.edu.
We are looking for papers that investigate the means by which literature challenges or reinforces cultural attitudes, exposes injustice, and advocates for change. Possible topic areas include rhetoric and composition, creative writing, American literature, British literature, and theoretical and pedagogical issues in English studies. While all papers will be considered, those more closely related to the conference theme will receive preference. We will also entertain suggestions for panels.
Submissions for this year's conference are due midnight CST Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. We will notify you of acceptance by midnight CST Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. The conference fee is $30 and due Friday, Jan 28, and it includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. Late registration is $40, but box lunches will only be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Keep up with the latest conference updates on our Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/egadsconference.
For email and other information, please visit our website: http://www.egadsconference2011.org.
University of Texas at Brownsville
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520
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