Call For Papers: University of Rhode Island Graduate Conference

The URI 2012 Graduate Conference is looking for papers that deal with this year’s theme of Innovations and Anxieties. What have innovations improved or damaged? What have these innovations left behind? Possible subjects of study are literature, rhetoric and composition, and film studies, among many others. Possible topics include globalization, modernization, online media, information sharing, adaptation, serialization, and gender studies.

The keynote speaker this year is Dr. Colin Milburn, Associate Professor of English at UC Davis, author of Nanovision: Engineering the Future (2008), and Director of the UC Davis Humanities Innovation Lab. Professor Milburn’s research focuses on the cultural relations between literature, science, and technology and his interests include science fiction, gothic horror, the history of biology, the history of physics, video games, and the digital humanities.

Abstracts of 250-300 words, plus relevant biographical and contact information are to be submitted by March 2nd by clicking on the Submit your Abstract link at www.urigradconference.org. Please visit that website for even more information about this conference opportunity!

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