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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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