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“Re/Inventions 2014: Nature+ ,
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Mission Statement 

The students, faculty, and staff of the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, are excited to announce Re/Inventions, the 3rd annual CSULB Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference for the Humanities.

Launched in 2012 with the theme of “Occupation,” Re/Inventions is a conference conceived of and organized by students for students to provide a forum for scholarly discussion on a wide range of issues, questions, and salient views facing our world in the early twenty-first century. This year Re/Inventions 2014: Nature+ welcomes scholars from across the disciplines to submit abstracts that interrogate what it means to be natural, supernatural, or beyond nature, exploring both traditional definitions and contemporary views and the future implications of this area of thought.

Organized by a committee of English graduate students, encouraged by our Department Chair, Dr. Eileen Klink, and supported by the faculty and staff of the Department of English, the goal of the conference is to increase interest, exposure, and participation in post-baccalaureate academic pursuits by providing students with an opportunity to share their current work and areas of research. Designed with graduate students and advanced undergraduates in mind, Re/Inventions promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and participation among our Southern California CSUs, UCs, neighboring private colleges, and opens a dialogue to include participants from outside the state.

While this forum is intended for the presentation of scholarly articles, a limited number of creative submissions will also be considered.  Multimedia presentations are also encouraged.