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The CSU Los Angeles English Department

Graduate Student Association proudly announces



 The 10th Annual CSU Graduate Student Conference


Saturday, May 14, 2005

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


This year’s keynote speaker will be

Dr. Harryette Mullen (UCLA)


Dr. Mullen has worked in the Artists in Schools program sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and for six years she taught African-American and other U.S. ethnic literatures at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Her books of poetry include Sleeping with the Dictionary (University of California Press, 2002), Blues Baby (Bucknell University Press, 2002), Muse & Drudge (Singing Horse, 1995), S*PeRM**K*T (1992), Trimmings (1991), and Tree Tall Woman (1981). Her honors include artist grants from the Texas Institute of Letters and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, the Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry, and a Rockefeller Fellowship from the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Women's Studies at the University of Rochester. Dr. Mullen teaches African-American literature, American poetry, and creative writing in the English Department at the University of California, Los Angeles.


The keynote event will be held in the Golden Eagle Ballroom (3rd floor, Golden Eagle Building) at 11:00am


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, creative writing, and African-American literature.


There is no charge to attend the keynote speaker or conference sessions.  The cost for the continental breakfast and buffet lunch is $25.   Copies of the Proceedings will be available for $10.  For questions, or to request a registration form, please contact [email protected]