Call for Papers: “Conflict and Liberation” April 23, 2016 Marquette University, Milwaukee WI

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Call for Papers
February 1, 2016
Wisconsin, United States
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, Nationalism History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, African History / Studies, Social History / Studies

Call for Papers

“Conflict and Liberation”

April 23, 2016

Marquette University, Milwaukee WI

The English and History Departments from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University invite submissions for the third annual Graduate Student Humanities Conference to take place on April 23, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Graduate students from Marquette and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are now accepting 250-word proposals from humanities graduate students whose work addresses our theme. 

Potential topics Include (but are not limited to):

  • Conflicts between people / state/ society
  • Postcolonial liberation and identity
  • Conflicting interpretations of space / place/ actors
  • Narratives of liberation
  • Negotiating conflict / arbitrating disagreement
  • Violence and society
  • Sexual or gender liberation

Our goal is to bring together emerging scholars from throughout the Midwest to discuss these broad issues in a wider interdisciplinary discussion. Lunch will be provided during the keynote address as well as prizes for best paper and presentation. Please submit your abstracts (with your preferred email address) online to:​ by February 1, 2016. We will organize panelists, provide commentators, and notify prospective presenters by March 5, 2016 for those who are accepted. Generous support for this conference is provided by the History and English departments of both Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as by the College of Arts and Sciences & the Graduate School of Marquette University.

Please visit our conference website for more information @