Robert and Susan H. May Conference

The 2011 Robert & Susan H. May Student Humanities Conference invites proposals on the theme of “Border and Boundaries: Moving Toward a Global Consciousness.”

The conference will be held Saturday, March 26th in Ruffner Hall at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

The conference topic is open to all disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary panels. Appropriate discipline areas include, but are not limited to: languages and literature, history, political science, sociology, computer science, education, psychology, philosophy, music, art, film studies, anthropology, archaeology, creative writing, and cultural studies. We are particularly interested in explorations of the growing and changing roles of technology in culture.

The interdisciplinary and broad reaching theme is continuing the Robert & Susan H. May Student Conference’s commitment to conversation, interrogation, and discourse from as many perspectives, disciplines, art forms, areas and professions as possible.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
geography and culture, cultural journeys, literature across genres, permeability of art, crossing the boundaries of science, science of storytelling, changing perspectives on gender, storytelling across mediums, changing borders of music, crossing boundaries for growth, immigration, film genres, language and linguistics, boundaries of the stage, identity and borders, the psychology of boundaries, the origins of boundaries, the creation of home, literary adaptations.

Presentation proposals should be limited to six hundred words. Please send proposals to Edward Howarth and Erikk Shupp at

or by mailing them to:
Department of English
c/o Creative Writing
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909

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