(Un)stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found

English Graduate Student Association at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found

“There will be time / to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet.”­ Eliot, Prufrock

“We know what we are, but now what we may be.”­ Shakespeare, Hamlet

“I am not an angel…and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself.” ­ Bronte, Jane Eyre

For the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s eighth annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference, to be held on March 19, 2016, we invite proposals for 20­minute discussions on the theme of identity. Please share your 200­word paper or poster proposals with us at uncg.egsa.2016@gmail.com by the December 31 deadline.
This conference will explore the ways identity is forged, fragmented, and flexible. We welcome papers from all areas as well as papers with an interdisciplinary focus. Areas may include literature, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, history, art, psychology, sociology, religious studies, linguistics, digital media, and others. Papers can broadly explore identity in all its forms and complexities.

Possible paper and poster topics may include but are certainly not limited to:
● Fragmented identity
● Identity and time
● Identity and memory
● Cultural identity
● Spiritual identity
● Identity and place
● Intersections of different identities
● Identity and/or culture
● Identity, culture, and media
● Identity and gender
● Identity and the body
● Identity and youth/children
● Identity in the classroom

We invite abstracts for consideration at the address above. In your email submission, please include the presenter’s name, institution of affiliation, email address, phone number, type of presentation (paper or poster), and any audio­visual requirements. Please do not include any identifying information on the abstract itself.

Panel proposals can also be submitted to the same email address by December 31 and should include the following: panel title, organizer/moderator’s name and contact information, names and contact information for panelists, a short description of the panel topic, and abstracts of the papers included in the panel.

Poster presentations will be considered. We will have a small foyer devoted to this type of presentation. We will be able to accommodate poster presentations from students who cannot physically come to the conference. Please note the presenter must print out the poster and physically mail it to us if they cannot be present at the conference. However, all paper presenters must be present, as we will be unable to include presentations via telecommunications.

The registration fee for presenters is $25.

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