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Graduate Student Conferences

Novel Spaces: Capitalism, Technology, Community (March 24, 2018)
Plenary Speaker
Professor Homi K. Bhabah, Harvard University

The Good Consumer: Consumption, Ethics, and Subjectivity (March 31, 2017)
Plenary Speaker
Professor Joseph Litvak, Tufts University

Technology and the Human: Rethinking Post Humanism (April 1, 2016)
Plenary Speaker
Professor N. Katherine Hayles, Duke University

Melodrama (February 13, 2015)
Plenary Speaker:
Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Privacy (April 12, 2014)
Plenary Speakers:
Professor Robert Chodat, Boston University
Professor Ulka Anjaria, Brandeis University

Rated X: Perversion and Exclusion (March 30, 2012)
Plenary Speaker
Lee Edelman, Chair of English, Tufts University

Piracy (2010)
Plenary Speakers
R. John Williams, Professor of English, Yale University

Caren Irr
, Professor of English, Brandeis University

States of Crisis (2009)
Plenary Speakers
Edward Glaeser, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
"The Lessons of America's Great Housing Crash"

David Sherman, Professor of English, Brandeis University
"Overheard Music: Crisis Management in Modern Faith"

Fleshing Out the Text (2008)
Plenary Speakers
Mark Hansen, Professor of Literature, Duke University
"Fleshing the Brain"

Tom King, Professor of English, Brandeis University
"The Flesh of the Voice"

Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places (2007)
Plenary Speakers
Marina Leslie, Professor of English, Northeastern University
"I Feel Your Pain: Empathy, Delusion, Violence, and the Paradox of Utopian Expection in Octavia Butler's Parable Novels"

Mary Baine Campbell, Professor of English, Brandeis University
"Waste/Not: The Art of Gathering What Remains"

Traffic: Mobility, Forms, Transgressions (2006)
Plenary Speakers
Yoon Sun Lee, Professor of English, Wellesley College
"Losing Ground: Subjects, Signs, and Territory in Maxine Hong Kingston"

John Plotz, Professor of English, Brandeis University
"How Not to Lose It in Traffic: The Uses of Portability"

Re-Imagining Power (2005)
Plenary Speakers
Leah Price, Professor of English, Harvard University

Caren Irr, Professor of English, Brandeis University
"What is a Superpower?"

Spectacle and Speculation (2004)
Plenary Speaker
Paul Morrison, Professor of English, Brandeis University
"Giving Head"