Ethnic and Third World Literature
Ethnic and Third World Literature

Sequels 2016

Sequels 2016

E3W invites you to attend the 15th Annual Sequels Symposium: March 31-April 1 at the University of Texas at Austin. Sequels, an annual symposium sponsored by the Ethnic & Third World Literatures (E3W) specialization in the Department of English, hosts distinguished E3W graduates and honors their recently published books. The symposium also showcases the research of current graduate students whose work intersects with the scholarship of our visiting alumni. This year, we're excited to welcome distinguished UT alumnae Jeanette Herman and Gabriela Redwine as our keynote speakers.

Global and domestic politics have changed the field of undergraduate and graduate education at the university. Many have questioned the role of the humanities in times of economic hardship. Herman and Redwine have both pursued alt-ac careers that respond to this changing landscape. As Assistant Dean for Academic Initiatives and Director of the Bridging Disciplines Program in the School of Undergraduate Studies at UT Austin, Herman is at the forefront of UT’s response to the economic downturn and global violence of the past decade. Redwine’s work as Digital Archivist at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library also engages with what she calls the “hybrid archives” of born-digital materials and collaborates with scholars documenting Yale’s current protests, which occur in the context of calls for diversity and an end to racialized violence. 

Together, Herman and Redwine’s new approaches to academic careers and collaboration in the archive inspire the Fifteenth Annual Sequels Symposium.

Keynotes by Herman & Redwine: Thursday, Mar. 31, 7pm, CLA 1.302B

Panels & Presentations: Friday, Apr. 1, 9am, SAC 1.106

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