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2018 EGSA Literary Conference

UTA Department of English
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The 6th Annual English Graduate Student Association’s Literary Conference at The University of Texas at Arlington

Recent years have borne witness to a barrage of natural disasters that have devastated communities worldwide. Furthermore, escalating civil unrest has interrupted daily life with human acts of violence. This onslaught of destruction in current events has raised myriad questions about how we respond to, and rise above, adversity. What does the future hold for a world overwhelmed by both nature and man? What, and how, can we learn from these experiences? How can progress overcome the surge of destructive forces? Can we avert certain disasters? Why do some marginalized people suffer disproportionately during disasters? How do individuals cope with, and move on from, trauma? What can we accomplish when we come together? This year’s conference seeks potential answers to these questions as a means of advancing the conversation and promoting healing and progress. Seeking to attract interdisciplinary papers from across the academic landscape, we hope that presenters will interpret this theme as broadly as possible.

Conference will be hosted by the English Graduate Student Association of UTA, in partnership with the English Department and the College of Liberal Arts

For more information, email DisUnityandDestructionEGSA2018@gmail.com

The conference occurs on Friday, April 13, from 9 AM to 5 PM at the UTA Central Library 6th Floor.