College of Arts and Sciences

EGO / ΣΤΔ Conference Archive

Below, please find an archive of English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta conferences past and current.

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2019: "'Uncertain Terrain’: Negotiating Identities in the Global Community"
Oct. 19 - Oct. 20, 2019
Keynote Address: Dr. Ariana Ruiz "Making Face, Claiming Space: Reimagining Latinidades Through Aesthetic Practices of Alterity"

2018: "Thriving (or Living) in a Digital World: An Educational Opportunity"
Oct. 19 - Oct. 20, 2018
Keynote Address: Dr. Kishonna Gray “Hypervisible Blackness. Invisible Narratives: the Digital Stories that Games Tell”

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.