The English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The annual EGSA conference provides an exciting opportunity for us to share our work with one another, as well as to hear from our peers at other institutions.
This year’s theme, Ecology/ies, taps into a rich area of discussion and interpretation. Coming from the Greek word oîkos, meaning “house,” ecology allows us to investigate the complex questions about spaces of living and interaction that exist in many fields of research. We invite papers and presentations that critically examine any variation of the theme of “ecology” and/or “ecologies” in literature, theory, history, film, drama, philosophy, rhetoric, composition, visual culture, digital humanities, and the sciences. What is your or your field’s view of potential ecology/ies? How might we view ecologies as they exist in the world? Are they connecting or disperse? Can ecology/ies exist intangibly? What does space include and what does it not include? How might one ecology shift alongside, communicate with, or withdraw from other ecologies?