(anti)Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16, 2013
With traditionalists hearkening for a return to founding principles while protestors of various stripes look forward to dismantling the very notion of norms themselves, questions about the foundations of societal structures occupy a central place in myriad contemporary debates. For the (anti)Foundations Conference-the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites considerations of societal structures, their foundations, and the ways that these structures are both reinforced and challenged by works of literature and culture.
Conference information and highlights:
- Registration will be held in the 2nd floor lobby of College Hall from 2:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday and from 7:30-10:00 a.m. on Saturday.
- Panels will take place from 3:00-6:30 pm on Friday and 8:15 -11:45 am on Saturday.
- Hotel Accomodations will be at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pitdt-pittsburgh-marriott-city-center/?toDate=3/16/13&groupCode=dueduea&stop_mobi=yes&fromDate=3/15/13&app=resvlink
- We will be having a Friday Night Literary Reading, open to the public. Our readers will include English faculty members: Craig Bernier, John Fried, Josh Zelesnick, as well as Sharon Cebula from the University of Akron. The reading will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Student Union 119.
Duquesne's English Graduate Organization is honored to have Dr. Danielle St. Hilaire, author of the forthcoming book, Satan's Poetry: Fallenness and Poetic Tradition in Paradise Lost, as our keynote speaker. She will present her keynote address entitled: "Against Justice: Pity in Shakespeare's King Lear" on Saturday afternoon. We will also host a reading on the first evening of the conference.
Some near-campus, alternate dining options include:
TGI Fridays: http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/go/tgi-fridays-at-consol-energy-center
The Red Ring Bar & Grille: http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSMA/Duquesne/Locations/TheRedRingBarGrill.htm
Salad Cafe (for breakfast or lunch): http://www.saladcafepgh.com/
Pizza Milano: http://www.pizzamilano.net/
Starbucks (located in the Union on campus): http://www.starbucks.com/
Any questions or concerns can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org