College of Arts and Sciences

Below, please find an archive of EGO conferences past.  For future EGO members, you will find the Call for Papers (CFP) of each past conference, which you can use as potential templates when constructing your own CFPs.  In some cases, you will find more conference information than CFP alone, if that information has survived the perpetual onslaught of time.  Unfortunately, the one conference that has not survived the serendipitous whims of temporality is 2005 (Fall): "Rethinking Canonicity."

2017: "Empathy and Anger"
Nov. 3 - Nov. 4, 2017
Keynote address: Dr. Peter DeGabriele “Sovereign (Ir)responsibility: Leviathan among the Drones"

2016: "Economy: Moral Challenges and Opportunities": A Conference on Language and Literature
Sep. 30-Oct 1, 2016
Keynote address: Dr. Jennifer Ruth “Citizenship in the Age of Financialization: From Hannah Arendt to George Saunders to Gary Shteyngart"

2015: English at Play: A Conference on Language and Literature
Nov. 7-8, 2015
Keynote address: Dr. William Kuskin, "Iron Man's Heart and the Paradox of Online Intimacy"

2014: Ivory Towers and Grain Silos: Place, Privilege, and Power
Oct. 24-25, 2014
Keynote address: Professor Julie Rak, University of Alberta, "Social Climbing: Gender in Mountaineering Expedition Writing and Film"

2013: Banquets and Borders in Language and Literature
Oct 25-26, 2013
Keynote address: Dr. David B. Goldstein, Stanford University,“Toward a Skeptical Ethics of Eating: Shakespeare, Montaigne, Levinas.”

2012: "War and Peace: Violence, Justice, Representation"
Nov. 9-10, 2012
Keynote address: Dr. Stacey Peebles, Centre College.

2011: "Intersections: Literature, Science, Technology"
Oct. 21-22, 2011 
Keynote addresses: Jackie Orr, Maxwell School at the University of Syracuse and Steve Tomasula, Notre Dame.

2010: "Humanities in the Digital Age"
Oct. 22-23, 2010 
Keynote address: Dr. Amy Earhart, Texas A&M.

2009: "Questioning Identity: Representations of Class and Working Class Identity"
Nov. 13-14, 2009 
Keynote address: Janet Zandy, Rochester Institute of Technology.

2008: "The Body: Images, Perceptions, and Representations"
Nov. 8, 2008 
Keynote address: Martha Stoddard Holmes, California State University.

2007: "The Future of Sustainability: Social Equality, Economy, and Environment"
November 9-10, 2007 
Keynote address: Scott Slovic, University of Nevada Reno.

2006: "Representations of Indigenous Identity: Constructions of Authenticity"
November 10-11, 2006 
Keynote address: "Hearing Other Voices: Imagination and Identity in Just People" 
Michael Loudon, Eastern Illinois University.

2005 (Fall): "Rethinking Canonicity" 
November 11-12, 2005 
Keynote address: Rhoda Janzen, Hope College.

2005 (Spring): Who is responsible for the Village?
April 1-2, 2005 
Keynote address: "Shylock, the Hearth, and the Human Village" 
Jason Peters, Augustana College.