Words Matter: Politics, Rhetoric, and Social Justice
Indiana University, Bloomington | March 24-25, 2017
We are delighted to announce the 15th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Words Matter: Politics, Rhetoric, and Social Justice," hosted by the English Department at Indiana University Bloomington, March 24-25, 2017.
The conference's keynote speaker will be Rosa A. Eberly, Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and English at The Pennsylvania State University. Eberly works on histories and theories of rhetoric, publics theory, public memory, and deliberation in higher education contexts and beyond. Her most recent book, Citizen Critics: Literary Public Spheres (2000), considers the links between literature, rhetoric, and democracy using works like James Joyce's Ulysses and Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, among others.
The conference—open to IU students (both graduate and undergraduate), IU faculty, and the general public—is generously supported by the Department of English, Department of Anthropology, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and the Cultural Studies Program.
For more information, please visit our website: http://iugradconference.