The Department of English at CSU Los Angeles has announced that
the CSU Graduate Student Conference, Significations, will
take place on Saturday, May 20, 2006. The conference, which seeks
to promote the work of graduate students throughout the California
State University system, will be held at the Los Angeles campus
from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The keynote speaker for the
conference will be Professor James R. Kincaid of the
University of Southern California. His talk is titled
"Stories of Sex, Kids, and Monsters."
Throughout the day, CSU graduate students will be presenting
papers on a wide variety of subjects including medieval
literature, feminist studies, romanticism, childrenÂs
literature, composition and rhetoric, postcolonialism, Latin
American literature, and African-American literature.
The cost of attendance is $25 and includes continental
breakfast and buffet lunch. A copy of the proceedings is available
for an additional $10. For questions, or to request a registration
form, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Speaker
Jim Kincaid currently holds the Aerol Arnold Chair in English and is a Professor of English at
USC. Before coming to USC
in 1987, Professor Kincaid taught at Ohio State, Berkeley, and
Colorado. His earlier work in Victorian literature and culture and
in literary theory has yielded to publication in cultural studies,
and he currently conducts research in critical theory, American
Studies, and Queer Theory. Professor KincaidÂs publications
include Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting (1998),
Annoying the Victorians (1994), and Child-Loving: The
Erotic Child and Victorian Culture (1992).
His honors include
a Guggenheim Fellowship, a USC Raubenheimer Outstanding Senior
Faculty Award for Teaching and Scholarship, and the USC Center for
Excellence in Teaching Faculty Fellow. Professor Kincaid regularly
teaches classes in criminality/lunacy/perversion, in age studies,
in censorship, and in other areas of literary, political, and
cultural studies at the University of Southern California.
For more information, call the Cal State L.A. English Department at (323) 343-4140.
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