Department of English

Fourth Annual Sequels Symposium features published works of UT alumni

Fri, February 11, 2005
This year's fourth annual Sequels Symposium to be held on 31 March - 1 April 2005. This annual event features alumni from the Ethnic and Third World Literature specialization who have recently published books.

For 2005, Sequels have invited Susan C. Harris from Notre Dame (Gender and Modern Irish Drama, Indiana UP, 2003) and Fran L. Buntman from George Washington University (Robben Island and Prisoner Resistance Apartheid, Cambridge UP, 2003) as our keynote representatives. They will each give their keynote addresses from 7-9 pm in the Texas Union Eastwoods Room, March 31. The panel discussions will take place on April 1 from 9-12:15 in the Texas Union Chicano Culture Room, while the roundtable discussions will be on the same day from 2:30-4:30 in the Texas Union Quadrangle Room.

The symposium is largely organized by current graduate students, and their participation, by way of panel presentations, chairing sessions, and introducing the speakers, is crucial to the aims of the symposium: celebrating our alumni and providing professional examples and career advice for our present degree candidates. Also, at the Sequels Symposium we launch the annual e3W Review of Books, which features, along with other reviews, the two Sequels titles of the year. Heading the 2005 Sequels Symposium is Colleen Hynes, and Miriam Schacht is the editor of the Review.

Past representatives of the 2002 Sequels Symposium include Sonia Saldívar-Hull (Feminism on the Border) and Supriya Nair (Caliban's Curse). In April 2003, we featured Louis Mendoza and S. Shankar, whose books - Historia and Textual Traffic - were published in 2001, and who co-edited the anthology Crossing into America: The New Literature of Immigration. Last year we hosted Margot Backus from the University of Houston (The Gothic Family Romance: Heterosexuality, Child Sacrifice and the Anglo-Irish Colonial Order, Duke UP, 1999) and Purnima Bose from Indiana University (Organizing Empire: Individualism, Collective Agency, and India, Duke UP, 2003).

The e3W Review of Books will also be a part of the Symposium

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