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Third Annual Literature and Social Justice Conference!

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Literature & Social Justice

On behalf of the Lehigh University English Department and the conference committee, I’m thrilled to announce that our third annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on March 10-11, 2017 in Bethlehem, PA!  The theme for the conference is Borders and Violence, which we believe will foster exciting and productive conversations about timely issues.  We encourage graduate students and independent scholars to check out the CFP and submit an abstract by October […]

Reflections on the LSJ Conference

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Literature & Social Justice

Our second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference has come to a close! I know I found the presentations and conversations on the public humanities inspiring and exciting. As I reflect on my experience at the conference, three ideas stand out: 1. There are many, distinctive publics. There is a tendency in academia, I think, to view the public as a homogenous hyperactive mass that thinks in tweets and memes, and fails to appreciate […]