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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Speaker
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
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.
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