The English Graduate Student Association is
presenting its 17th annual research
conference, Significations, which will be
held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 8:30 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. in the University Student Union.
A showcase for graduate research and writing,
this conference brings together students from
across the CSU system.
We are very excited to welcome this year’s
keynote speaker, Professor Rajagopalan
Radhakrishnan, Chancellor's Professor of English
and Comparative Literature at University of
California, Irvine. Professor Radhakrishnan will
be sharing some of his latest work.
We invite all students, as well as family
members and friends, to attend panels throughout
the day. The panels and the keynote address are
complimentary and open to the public; however,
space is limited for the keynote address.
Registered attendees, presenters, and moderators
will be seated first.
For CSULA students, registration is
For all others who wish to register as
participants in the conference, the conference
fee is $20. Participants are invited to join us
for a continental breakfast and lunch. In
addition, participants will be provided with a
digital copy of the conference proceedings.
Additional digital copies of the conference
proceedings may be purchased for $5. Print
copies of the proceeding will be available
through lulu.com, and ordering information will
be available at the conference.
For more information, please contact Ashley
Kramer, Chris Kennison, or Efren Lopez at
or call the Cal State L.A. English Department at
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
R. Radhakrishnan is Chancellor's Professor of English
and Comparative Literature at the University of
California, Irvine where he is also core faculty in the
program in African American Studies, the Ph.D. program
in Culture and Theory, and the Critical Theory Emphasis.
He is also affiliated with the Department of Women's
His books include Diasporic Mediations:
Between Home and Location (University of
Minnesota Press, 1996),
Theory in an Uneven World (Blackwell 2003),
Between Identity and Location: The Politics of Cultural
Longman, India, 2007), History, the Human, and the
World Between (Duke University Press, 2008), and
Edward Said: A Dictionary (Wiley, 2012).
He is the
editor of Theory as Variation (Pencraft
India, 2007), coeditor
with Susan Koshy of Transatlantic South Asians: The
Making of a Neo-Diaspora (Oxford University Press,
with Kailash Baral of Theory After Derrida (Routledge
India and UK,
2009), coeditor with CT Indira of
Colonialism/Theory/Modernity (Orient Longman India,
2012). He is
currently completing a collection of essays, When Is
and editing a special
issue of Modern Fiction Studies on "Politics
and Fiction." His
essays have appeared in a wide range of academic
collections. Winner of a number of fellowships including
the Fulbright, he has
translated contemporary Tamil fiction into
English and is the
author of a volume of poems in Tamil.
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