The UCA Department of English will host its third annual Graduate Student Conference on Literature this Thursday and Friday, April 9 and 10, in the UCA Student Center. This year’s theme is We Are One People: Writing America. Because there are many “Americas” and many American voices, this conference hopes to create a place where those voices may be heard as we consider the idea and ideal behind the United States motto: E pluribus unum (“Out of Many, One”).
Graduate and undergraduate students from UCA and neighboring states will present papers on a range of literary topics. In addition, Ramson Lomatewama, a Hopi artist and poet, on April 9 will deliver the keynote address entitled, “The Other Side of Poetry: Looking at the Creative Writing Process from another Culture” at 2:45 p.m. in Student Center room 203B. On April 10, Matt Chiorini, Artistic Director of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, will delivery a Plenary Address entitled, “I Have Seen the Future, and It is Naked Vampires” at 8 a.m. in Student Center room 203B. The Oxford American magazine will host a discussion session on April 10 at 1:30 p.m.
All session, panels, and addresses are open to the public. For a full schedule, visit the conference’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=73563079121&ref=ts.