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Significations 2007

The Department of English at CSU Los Angeles has announced that the CSU Graduate Student Conference, Significations, will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2007. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Professor John Sutherland, the Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London, and Visiting Professor of Literature at Caltech. Professor Sutherland will be speaking at 11:00a.m. in the Golden Eagle Ballroom.

The conference will be held from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Throughout the day, CSU graduate students will be presenting papers on a wide variety of subjects including medieval literature, feminist studies, romanticism, children's 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 $12. For questions, or to request a registration form, please contact: significations2007@yahoo.com.

picture of Professor John Sutherland (from Duckworth Academic Press)About the Speaker

Professor Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London, and Visiting Professor of Literature at Caltech. His books include How to Read a Novel (2006), Inside Bleak House (2005), The Literary Detective (2000), Victorian Fiction:  Writers, Publishers, Readers (2006), The Life of Sir Walter Scott (1994), and The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction (1989). His honors include the Associated Student Body of Caltech Excellence in Teaching Award (1992, 2003), and the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar Award (1993). Dr. Sutherland is also a George Watson Fellow at the University of Brisbane, a Fellow of the Royal Society of 

Literature, and a Fellow of University College in London. Currently, Dr. Sutherland is engaged to do a comprehensive guide to fiction for Viking Penguin as well as a Very Short Guide to Bestsellers for Oxford University Press.

For more information, call the Cal State L.A. English Department at (323) 343-4140.