Department of English

Graduate Student Conferences

March 18, 2024

Plenary Speaker: Ianna Hawkins Owen, Boston University

March 31, 2023

Plenary Speaker: Kari Weil, Wesleyan University

March 25, 2022

Plenary Speaker: Kimberly Bain, University of British Columbia

March 11th-12th, 2021

Plenary Speaker: Melinda Hunt,  an interdisciplinary artist and founding director of the Hart Island Project.

March 24, 2018

Plenary Speaker: Homi K. Bhabha, Harvard University

March 31, 2017

Plenary Speaker: Professor Joseph Litvak, Tufts University

April 1, 2016

Plenary Speaker: Professor N. Katherine Hayles, Duke University

February 13, 2015

Plenary Speaker: Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh

April 12, 2014

Plenary Speakers:

  • Professor Robert Chodat, Boston University

  • Professor Ulka Anjaria, Brandeis University

March 30, 2012

Plenary Speaker: Lee Edelman, Chair of English, Tufts University

October 22, 2010

Plenary Speakers:

  • R. John Williams, Professor of English, Yale University

  • Caren Irr, Professor of English, Brandeis University

October 9, 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 - "Powerbooks"
  • 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"