IUP EGO 2014 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference This Weekend (March 7 and 8)

Posted on 3/4/2014 3:26:34 PM

Sponsored by EGO (English Graduate Students), the English Department, the Graduate Program in Literature and Criticism, and the Graduate Program in Composition and TESOL.

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.

  • Friday, March 7, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m., IUP HUB
  • Saturday, March 8, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., IUP HUB
  • 12:00-1:45 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Dr. George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy, Duquesne University. Author of Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race.

Fourteen interdisciplinary panels include the following:

  • “Creative Approaches to Inequality”
  • “Women in Rap Media”
  • “Disrupting Socialized Class Structure and Gender Roles”
  • “Equality in Islam: The Position of Women in Islam”
  • “Women's Writing: Addressing Women and Work"
  • “Queer Ecological Negotiations”
  • “‘Othered’ Bodies Explored through Diverse Narratives”
  • “Popular Narratives in a Post-9/11 World”

Please join us for an exciting weekend of conversation. Attendance at panel discussions is free. Luncheons are $10 each. Full registration (attendance, two meals, goodie bag) is $25.

For more information, go online or e-mail Rachael Warmington at r.k.warmington@iup.edu or Dr. Tanya Heflin at heflin@iup.edu.