Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture Southwest Humanities Symposium

Country: USA

City: Tempe

Abstr. due: 01.12.2019

Dates: 20.02.20 — 22.02.20

Area Of Sciences: Sociology; Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: swhs.asu@gmail.com

Organizers: Arizona State University Tempe campus


The Department of English is thrilled to announce its 25th annual Southwest English Symposium (SWES), rebranded this year as the Southwest Humanities Symposium, will be held at Arizona State University Tempe campus on Feb 20-22, 2020. This year’s theme is “Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture.”

The Southwest Humanities Symposium’s goal is to gather graduate and advanced undergraduate students from various disciplines to share their ongoing work, contribute to the humanities field, and stay up to date with the latest issues in humanities research. We encourage proposals from a diverse range of disciplines and (sub)fields that discuss current theoretical and applied issues in the humanities. Research papers, posters, panels, and creative presentations that touch on and explore any of these concepts are welcome. 

Possible topics might include, but are not restricted to:

  • Cultural Values and Tensions

  • Digital Humanities and Computer Mediated Communication

  • Immigration and Adaptation

  • Race, Ethnicity, and Identity

  • Narratives of War, Poverty, and PTSD

  • Environmental Humanities and Ecocriticism

  • Aesthetics and Science

  • Complex Social Systems

  • Art and Identity

  • Documentation of Cultures

  • Science and the Humanities

  • Power and Nation-building

  • Sex, Gender, and Identity

  • Emotion, Motivation, and Anxiety

  • Identity and Performativity

  • Our Algorithmic Selves

  • Technical Communication and User Engagement

  • Technology and Society

  • Language and Social Relationships

  • Language Use, Variation, and Change.

  • Historical Understanding and Influence

  • Cultures in Contact

  • Discourse Analysis

  • Policies and Discrimination

  • Ideologies and Attitudes

  • Medical Humanities

  • Humanities Metadiscourse

  • Digital Future

  • Pedagogy and Counseling

  • Narratives of Identity and Belonging

  • Material and Visual Culture

  • Hybridity and Syncretism

  • Storytelling and Cultural Belonging

In addition to presentations by graduate students, we will be holding workshops and panels on some of the following topics:

  • Graduate Student Life

  • Thesis and Dissertation Writing

  • Academic and Scholarly Publishing

  • Public Speaking

  • The Humanities and Public Engagement

Conference Web-Site: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2019/09/04/experience-identity-society-and-culture