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English Graduate Organization Invites Presentations

The English Graduate Organization of Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites presentations for their 2014 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on March 7-8, 2014.

Enacting Change in a Polarized World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality


Human interaction has been characterized by polarizing inequalities. Even so, courageous individuals continue to expose these inequalities and tip the balance of power. From Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus to sweatshop workers fighting for workplace equity, figures of resistance enact change in the face of extraordinary opposition and inspire revolution.

The English Graduate Organization of Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites presentations for their 2014 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on March 7-8, 2014. We invite paper abstracts and complete panels, workshops, poster presentations, and roundtable proposals on all aspects of inequality for special undergraduate panels.

We are interested in proposals that explore historical, racial, sexual, and socio-economic inequalities in multiple fields, the changes that inequality has brought to different fields of study, and the representations of inequalities, among other topics. The wide range of disciplines and areas of study for the conference include but are not limited to Literature, Composition, Criminology, Anthropology, Art, Communication, Education, Ethics, Ethnic Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, History, Media, and Sciences.

Topics of interest may include but are not limited to: 

* Responses to Trayvon Martin's Death

* Global Effects of the Arab Spring

* Disparity Between the Rich and the Poor

* Marriage Equality and the Law

* Ecological Injustice and the Racialized Landscape

* Pedagogical Approaches to Inequality

* Privilege, Mobility, and Activism

* Queer Critiques of the Liberal Discourse of (In)equality

* Racial Disparity within Prisoner Rehabilitation Programs

* Literary and Film Interpretations of Inequality



Any proposal for a complete panel, roundtable, or workshop should include a short description of the central topic, supplemented by brief individual abstracts. Please also indicate clearly if you need audiovisual equipment.

Please send an abstract of 250 words to iupego2014conference@gmail.com by December 15, 2013.

Posted on 11/19/2013 3:07:21 PM

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