October 19, 2019

EGO Conference: Uncertain Terrain: Negotiating Identities in the Global Community
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Simpkins Hall Rooms
Description: “‘Uncertain Terrain’: Negotiating Identities in the Global Community”

How do you find your place in society without losing parts of yourself? In “Chicana Artists: Exploring Nepantla, el Lugar de la Frontera, Gloria Anzaldúa writes, “Nepantla is the Nahuatl word for an in-between state, that uncertain terrain one crosses when moving from one place to another when changing from one class, race, or gender position to another, when traveling from the present identity to a new identity.” We would like to note that the search for comfort in one’s skin is important and not just a passing wave. The means to define the self has long been a recurring theme in literary discourse. How do the limitations of language influence how we see ourselves? This conference invites us to explore the multiplicity of identities that construct humankind and the complexities of negotiating one’s gender, race, class, ethnicity, and other forms of personal identities as demonstrated through literature, film, television, and other cultural artifacts.
Related Web Site: English
Contact Information:
 Roberta Di Carmine
 Phone: 298-1322
 Email: R-dicarmine@wiu.edu
Source: Department of English

Western Illinois University
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