Fragments of Identity in Popular Fiction and Film

Страна: США

Город: San Antonio

Тезисы до: 14.09.2015

Даты: 06.11.15 — 06.11.15

Область наук: Культурология;

Е-мейл Оргкомитета:

Организаторы: Texas A&M University


The English Graduate Student Committee at Texas A&M University-San Antonio is pleased to announce the inaugural graduate and undergraduate English conference. The conference theme is “Fragments of Identity in Popular Fiction and Film.” This conference will take place at Texas A&M University-San Antonio on November 6, 2015.

In her 2001 essay “Let Us Be the Healing of the Wound,” Gloria Anzaldua discusses the importance of fragmentation to the construction of identity. She states that fragmentation becomes the “symbol for reconstruction and reframing, one that allows for putting the pieces together in a new way.” Through fragmentation we are able to better understand how our identities are socially situated and how to begin re/constructing identity. In doing so, we also move toward an understanding of the fluid and multifaceted quintessence of identity.

In the spirit of dynamic and multifaceted constructions of identity, we welcome papers in all areas of popular fiction and film, including those works that are not considered to be formal works of literature or film and do not fall within canonical confines. These works include (but are certainly not limited to) graphic novels, young adult fiction, B-movies, sci-fi, and historical fiction. Our intention is to challenge ways of thinking about identity and how identity is shaped.

We are looking for individual graduate and undergraduate papers exploring issues such as how identity is constructed or deconstructed, and how identity can be performative. Paper topics can include, but are not limited to:
Gender Constructions
Memory and Trauma
Visual studies and Music

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