2014 Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric, March 7-8

by Michelle Saport  |   

Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Administration/Humanities Building

Organized by UAA Department of English graduate students, the 19th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric welcomes proposals in literature, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, anthropology, journalism and other related fields. The theme of this year's conference is "Creating and Resisting Meaning: Recalibrating the Identity and Agency of the Textual Consumer." This year's conference asks presenters and speakers to consider the role of the contemporary textual consumer as well as the challenges associated with locating oneself in and traversing through the landscapes of technology and synchronicity.

Keynote speakers are Mark Trahant, Atwood Chair of Journalism at UAA, and Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, associate professor of English and women's studies at Penn State University.

Visit the Pacific Rim Conference website for more information, including a complete schedule of events.

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