The 28th annual conference of the Society for the Sutdy of the Multiethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) will be held March 6-9, 2014 in Oklahoma City at the historic Skirvin Hotel. For this coming year, the MELUS conference host, Oklahoma City University, will offer MELUS 2014 in conjunction with the Ralph Ellison Centennial Symposium, which is Oklahoma City's one-year-long celebration of the birth of Ralph Ellison. Some scholars believe that the Skirvin Hotel is the site on which Ellison based scenes from his novel Invisible Man.
While celebrating the birth of Ralph Ellison, participants in the MELUS conference also will engage in their annual, ongoing scholarly discussions of all aspects of US ethnic literatures. The MELUS conference for 2014 will offer intellectually stimulating invited scholars and writers (details will be forthcoming) as well as panels on a variety of US ethnic literatures that MELUS members expect. In Oklahoma City, you also will find nearby museums and arts and entertainment venues to engage your attention during the conference down times. Some interesting sites include the historic Deep Deuce district (where Ellison listened to jazz while an OKC resident), Native American visual arts at various venues around the city, and a thriving Asian District.
MELUS is a welcoming community of scholars and Oklahoma City is rich in US ethnic history. We hope you will join us next year for MELUS 2014.
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