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EGO Conference Program


Here is the Program for the EGO 2014 Interdisciplinary Conference. Thanks goes out to Julia Grove for designing it!


CFP: Enacting Change in a Polarized World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality, March 7-8 2014

IUP EGO 2014 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference CFP

Enacting Change in a Polarized World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Inequality

Keynote Speaker: Dr. George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy, Duquesne University. Author of Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race and others.

Human interaction has been characterized by polarizing inequalities. Even so, courageous individuals continue to expose these inequalities and tip the balance of power. From Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus to sweatshop workers fighting for workplace equity, figures of resistance enact change in the face of extraordinary opposition and inspire revolution.

The English Graduate Organization of Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites presentations for their 2014 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on March 7-8, 2014. We invite paper abstracts and complete panels, workshops, poster presentations, and roundtable proposals on all aspects of inequality. We are interested in proposals that explore historical, racial, sexual, and socio-economic inequalities in multiple fields, the changes that inequality has brought to different fields of study, and the representations of inequalities, among other topics. The wide range of disciplines and areas of study for the conference include but are not limited to Literature, Composition, Criminology, Anthropology, Art, Communication, Education, Ethics, Ethnic Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, History, Media, and Sciences.

Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
* Responses to Trayvon Martin’s Death

* Global Effects of the Arab Spring

* Disparity Between the Rich and the Poor

* Marriage Equality and the Law

* Ecological Injustice and the Racialized Landscape

* Pedagogical Approaches to Inequality

* Privilege, Mobility, and Activism

* Queer Critiques of the Liberal Discourse of (In)equality

* Racial Disparity within Prisoner Rehabilitation Programs

* Literary and Film Interpretations of Inequality

Any proposal for a complete panel, roundtable, or workshop should include a short description of the central topic, supplemented by brief individual abstracts. Please also indicate clearly if you need audiovisual equipment.

Please send an abstract of 250 words to by January 15th, 2014.

Graduate Students are invited to submit papers for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization’s annual Graduate Student Awards. 1st place will receive a $100 gift card, 2nd place will receive a $75 gift card, and 3rd place receive a $50 gift card. Each winner will have her or his paper published in Voices, the official publication of the English Graduate Organization. Students must present their paper at the conference to be eligible to win a graduate student award. To be considered for the award, send complete paper and paper abstract to the English Graduate Organization viaemail by January 15th, 2014. Papers should be 8-10 pages in length.

Abstract Deadline Extended

The IUP English Graduate Organization Interdisciplinary Conference is extending their abstract deadline to February 7th 2014. All other details are the same.

We look forward to reading everyone’s abstracts!

Travel and Lodging Information

The Hadley Union Building (HUB), where the conference will be taking place, is located at 319 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15701. The conference will be located on the upper level, around the corner from the Hair HUB. Parking is located at the South 8th St. lot, located directly beside the Hadley Union Building.

The closest, easily accessible airport is the Pittsburgh International Airport, approximately an hour and a half away from Indiana. There are several services available for transportation, including Super Shuttle ( and multiple car rental companies. If you choose to use Super Shuttle, please also consult Indiana’s bus service, Indi-Go (, for local transportation or taxi services.

Directions to IUP From Pittsburgh International Airport:

Also, for those who wish to travel via bus, there is a Greyhound bus station located in Indiana, PA at 1176 GRANT ST STE 2040 Indiana, PA 15701. Bus tickets can be purchased at and the telephone number for the Indiana bus terminal is (724)463-0213.

There are several hotels in Indiana that are relatively close to campus. We recommend the following:

Holiday Inn
1395 Wayne Ave.
Indiana, PA 15701
The Holiday Inn offers special rates specifically for IUP events. They have graciously offered attendees of the EGO Conference a rate of $104/night if a room is booked before February 21st. All you have to do is tell them the block name EGOConference when booking your room!

Hampton Inn
1275 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA, 15701

Comfort Inn
1350 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701

Quality Inn and Suites
1545 Wayne Ave.
Indiana, PA 15701

Conference Registration Form

Registration Form

Attached here as a PDF file is the conference registration form.