CSULA Department of English | Events

The English Graduate Student Association
is presenting its 15th annual research conference
Significations, which will be held on
Saturday, April 24th, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the
University Student Union. As a showcase for graduate
research and writing, this conference has witnessed an
increase in state-wide participation over the years. In addition to
presentations from our own CSULA students, we will be hosting a number of
students from throughout the CSU system. 

We are very excited to welcome this
year's keynote speaker, UCLA professor Eric Avila who will be sharing some of his latest
work in a talk entitled "The End Was Near: Los Angeles and National
Decline between Watts and Watergate."

We invite all students as well as family members and
friends to attend panels throughout the day. All panels and the keynote
address are free and open to the public.

For those who wish to register as participants in the conference,
the conference fee is $20. Participants are welcome to join us for
continental breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon reception,
and will be provided with a digital copy of the conference proceedings.
Additional copies of the conference proceedings may be purchased for $5.

Significations 2010

Vimeo icon
Eric Avila's Keynote Address: Significations Conference, CSULA (4/24/2010)

Click here
to view the video

Vimeo icon
Q & A with Eric Avila: Significations Conference, CSULA (4/24/2010)

Click here
to view the video

Adobe Acrobat Logo
Conference Poster

Click here
for a copy of the conference poster

Adobe Acrobat Logo
Conference Program (brochure)

Click here for a
formatted brochure of the conference schedule

Adobe Acrobat Logo
Conference Program

Click here for a
simply formatted version of the conference schedule

Adobe Acrobat Logo
Call for Papers

Click here for the conference's
call for papers

Adobe Acrobat Logo
Registration Forms

Click here for the conference's
registration form for CSULA students

Click here for the conference's
registration form for non-CSULA students

CSULA students who register before April 16, 2010 will receive full
reimbursement of their conference fee on the day of the event.
In order to register, please pick up a registration form in the
English Department mail room or use one of the
links in the box at the top of this page.

For more information, please contact Jazmin Delgado and Christian Monte at
significations.10@gmail.com,
or call the Cal State L.A. English Department at (323) 343-4140.

About the Speaker

Eric Avila
received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in U.S. History from
the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1997, he
has taught Chicano Studies and History at UCLA where 
he is an Associate Professor in History and in Chicana/o
Studies. He is the author of Popular
Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy in
Suburban Los Angeles
, published by the University of
California Press in 2004. His research has won various
awards and prizes, including the recent inclusion of his
article, "Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight:
Film Noir Disneyland, and the Cold War (Sub)Urban
Imaginary" published in the Journal of Urban
History
, within a new publication by the Organization
of American Historians featuring the ten best articles in
American history written between the summers of 2004 and
2005. He recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at
Harvard University, in the Charles Warren Center for
Studies in American History, where he began research for a
second book project, entitled, The Folklore of the
Freeway: A Cultural History of Highway Construction.

 

Back to Department Home Page