Below are some past events sponsored by the Literature program.
June 3-6, 2009
Class Matters: 2009 Working Class Studies Association Conference, co-chaired by Nick Coles, Department of English, University of Pittsburgh, and Charlie McCollester, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. WCSA promotes models of study, action, and cultural production that serve the interest of working class people. Its biennial gathering draws activists, artists, educators, scholars, students, and workers from around the United States and the world. Learn more about the Class Matters conference.>
April 3 and 4, 2009
Remembering the Future: The Legacies of Radical Politics in the Caribbean. This colloquium, convened by Shalini Puri, offered the opportunity to investigate and assess the complex legacies of revolutionary politics in the Caribbean region and the global south more generally.
October 11-14, 2007
Encountering New Worlds of Adoption, convened by Marianne Novy. How is Adoption Today Redefining Family, Parenthood, Identity? How are adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents redefining adoption? Perspectives from literary critics, creative writers, anthropologists, philosophers, historians, sociologists, and others on representations, practices, histories, meanings, and experiences of adoption. Learn more about the Encountering New Worlds of Adoption conference.>