Call for Papers: Humanities and Social Change at Purdue University

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Purdue University is pleased to invite all interested graduate students, scholars and professionals to submit abstracts for the 13th Annual Graduate Symposium, “Humanities and Social Change: How Literature Impacts Class, Gender and Identity.” The symposium will take place March 1-2, 2013, at Purdue’s West Lafayette, Indiana, campus. This year the Symposium Committee is honored to welcome Dr. Raúl Coronado from the University of Chicago as keynote speaker.

With its focus on the influence of literature on social change, the Symposium Committee encourages the submission of papers on a variety of topics and disciplines that explore Language, Literature, and Culture. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Gender and sexuality
  • Formation of nation
  • History and identity
  • Literature and visual arts
  • Performance studies
  • Cognitive approaches to literary texts
  • Politics in literature
  • Social oppression
  • Exile literature

Please submit an abstract of approximately 250 words to by December 7th, 2012. In your e-mail submission please specify the presenter’s name, institution of affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number. Please do not include any identifying information on the abstract itself. You will be informed of the committee’s decision after January 10th, 2012. A $30 registration fee will be charged for accepted papers.


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