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13th Annual Graduate Symposium Call for Papers

Humanities and Social Change: How Literature Impacts Class, Gender and Identity
The Symposium Committee is pleased to invite all interested graduate students, scholars and professionals to submit abstracts for the 13th Annual Graduate Symposium. This year the Symposium Committee is honored to welcome Dr. Raúl Coronado from the University of Chicago as keynote speaker.

As we 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 tgyulami@purdue.edu by December 7, 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 10, 2012. A $30 registration fee will be charged for accepted papers.

We look forward to working with you!

Organizing Committee
13th Annual Graduate Symposium
School of Languages and Cultures Purdue University 640 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2039