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Harryette Mullen is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at Significations, the graduate student conference hosted by the English Department at the California State University at Los Angeles. This year's conference, the tenth annual, will be held on campus in the Golden Eagle on Saturday, May 14, 2005, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and will feature CSU graduate students presenting papers on a wide variety of subjects including medieval literature, feminist studies, romanticism, children’s literature, composition and rhetoric, postcolonialism, and African-American literature.

Image of Harryette Mullen

photo credit: Judy Natal, 1995

Dr. Mullen's keynote address is scheduled for 11:00am in the Golden Eagle Ballroom on the third floor of the Golden Eagle. The cost of attendance is $25 and includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch. A copy of the proceedings is an additional $10. For questions, or to request a registration form, please contact significations2005@yahoo.com

This year's keynote speaker, Dr. Mullen, has worked in the Artists in Schools program sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and for six years she taught African-American and other U.S. ethnic literatures at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Her books of poetry include Sleeping with the Dictionary (University of California Press, 2002), Blues Baby (Bucknell University Press, 2002), Muse & Drudge (Singing Horse, 1995), S*PeRM**K*T (1992), Trimmings (1991), and Tree Tall Woman (1981). Her honors include artist grants from the Texas Institute of Letters and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, the Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry, and a Rockefeller Fellowship from the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women's Studies at the University of Rochester. Dr. Mullen teaches African-American literature, American poetry, and creative writing in the English Department at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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