Launched in 2014, our annual day-long graduate English conference gives students an opportunity to share their scholarship and participate in a vital aspect of academic life. The conference is organized and planned by current MA students.
The 2017 conference will be held on Thursday, April 27th in the Muyskens Presidential Conference Room in QC’s Summit Apartments. The theme is Difficult Texts, and includes a keynote address from Tanya Agathocleous on “The Uses of Disaffection.”
For a complete schedule of events, please visit the conference website: http://difficulttexts.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/
To Submit a Proposal
Please stand by for information on the 2018 CFP.
All Queens College MA, MFA, and MS Ed students are welcome to submit, as well as master’s students from other CUNY schools. If you have any questions, please email QCEnglishMAconference@gmail.com.
Keynote Speaker Biography
Tanya Agathocleous is Associate Professor of English at Hunter College, CUNY. She researches and teaches Victorian literature and culture, as well as twentieth-century Anglophone literature in transnational, colonial, and postcolonial contexts. She is interested in the relationship between transnational political ideals and literary form, and in bridging the gap between Victorian, modernist, and postcolonial scholarship. She is the author and editor of several books, including Urban Realism and the Cosmopolitan Imagination in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge UP, 2011), Teaching Literature: A Companion (Palgrave MacMillan, 2002), and George Orwell: Battling Big Brother (Oxford UP, 2000). She also edited the Broadview Press edition of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent and a special issue of Victorian Literature and Culture on “Victorian Cosmopolitanisms.” She recently published an essay in the LA Review of Books titled “Life (Narrative) in the End Times,” which was part of the inspiration for this year’s conference theme.