CSULA Department of English | Events

Significations 2009

The English Graduate Student Association at CSU Los Angeles is happy to announce that the 14th Annual CSU Graduate Student Conference, Significations, will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2009.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Michael A. North, Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor North's keynote address will be given before lunch.

The conference will be held from 8:00am to 5:00pm in the CSULA Student Union. Throughout the day, CSU graduate students will be presenting papers on a wide variety of subjects in the fields of literary and cultural studies. The cost of attendance is $35 and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and for presenters, one copy of the proceedings.  Extra copies of the proceedings are available for $12 each.

About the Speaker

Professor North has written five books, including The Dialect of Modernism: Race, Language, and Twentieth-Century Literature (1994) and Reading 1922: A Return to the Scene of the Modern (1999), and is also editor of the Norton Critical Edition of The Waste Land. His honors include a UC President's Research Fellowship and a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He will be sharing his work from an upcoming publication, soon to appear in PMLA, entitled "The Picture of Oscar Wilde: Public Imagery and the Status of Art."

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