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EGSA Ready to Host Its 6th Annual Conference

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The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) will hold its 2018 conference, titled “(Dis)Unity and Destruction: Surviving the Storm Together,” on Friday, April 13th, on the sixth floor of the Central Library. The day-long event features five distinctive sessions: “i-delink” (9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.), “Deconstructing Pedagogy” (9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.), “Stormy Spirit in the Early Modern World” (11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.), “Cross-Currents in Feminism” (2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.), and “Posthuman Survival Strategies” (3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.). Dr. Priscilla Ybarra, an Associate Professor of English at the University of North Texas who specializes in contemporary Chicana/o literature and ecocriticism, will deliver the keynote address “On Our Backs the Disaster: Climate Crisis in Latinx Creativities” (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.). Lunch will be provided (12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.). This event has been made possible by generous support from the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of English, the First-Year Writing Program, the Honors College, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. The presentations and follow-up discussions should be challenging and fascinating, so we hope everyone will be able to attend at least one of the sessions.