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The 1st Annual Emporia SU Undergraduate and Graduate Student Cultural and Literary Studies Conference: "On the Margins of it All"

Conference Date: Saturday, April 24, 2004

The conference organizers are delighted to announce that Noel Sturgeon, Chair of Women's Studies, Washington State University, and T.V. Reed, Director of American Studies, Washington State University, have confirmed as keynote speakers.

Although all topics that qualify for cultural and literary studies are encouraged, the following provides an idea of what the conference organizers have in mind.
Suggested panel topics:
Cleaning Out the Closet: Theoretically Emancipating Human Sexuality
Orientalism: Said's Legacy
Attack of the Killer Rhizome: Cultural Lines of Flight
Asian American Women Writers: Nameless Organic Intellectuals of the Margins
Hiking Through the Desert of the Real: Postmodernism and the Representation of Nature
Killing Tradition and Individual Talent: Postmodern Poetics
Gangsters and Cultural Studies: Understanding Popular Culture through Quentin Tarantino
Articulating Global Identities in Popular Culture: Sports, Music and Film
Creative Writing: Poetry, Short-Short, and Creative Nonfiction.
Suggested areas include:
Structuralism and Poststructuralism
Queer Theory and Body Theory
Poetics
Marxism
Feminism
Popular Culture
Whiteness Studies
Disability Studies
Minority Studies
Countercultures/Subcultures
Postcolonialism
Anti-Theory

We invite proposals for other areas and panels. The new deadline is March 1, 2004.
Registration fee for students: $10 by March 19 or $15 at the door.
Registration fee for non-students and independent scholars: $20 by March 19 or $25 at the door.
Fee includes dinner.

Proceedings will be published on CD ROM, as well as on the Internet. An extra $5 will be charged for a copy of the proceedings.

Send a 200-word abstract and check/money order to:
Jack Hutchens
C/O Dept. of English
Campus Box 4019
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801-5087
Make check/money order payable to: ESU/Department of English

Or send as an email to [log in to unmask], with "Cult/Lit Conference" in the subject line.
The abstract must include contact information for the author and a short biography. All abstracts are due by Feb 27, 2004.

Two awards will be available for best undergraduate and graduate papers.

For the most current information and updates check the web page:
http://www.geocities.com/cult_litstudiesconference/

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