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Fifth Annual UNR College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)

Reno, Nevada – February 18, 2015 – The fifth Annual UNR College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS) offers a window into the cutting edge of academic research regarding what is means to be human. This year’s theme is Constructing Humanity.

CLAGS is an interdisciplinary conference designed to increase dialogue and knowledge across, but not limited to, the liberal arts and between institutions, offering participants an opportunity to broaden academic research and develop professional relationships.
This year’s event includes 115 presenters in 35 disciplines from 40 universities. There are 37 panels, 2 visual artists, 2 musical performances, a poet, and a documentary film.

CLAGS will be held on February 26-28, 2015 at the University of Nevada, Reno in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center’s at 1664 N. Virginia Street. CLAGS begins at 1pm on Thursday, February 26 and runs until 6pm on Saturday, February 28.

CLAGS is proud to announce a keynote talk and public lecture by Dr. Eric Lott on Saturday, February 28 at 5PM in the Wells Fargo Arena MIKC 124. Dr. Lott is a cultural historian and Professor of English at the Graduate Center – CUNY. He is also a committee member in the American Studies Association, co-director of the Future of American Studies Institute, and an editorial board member of Criticism. He is the author of Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class (1993), The Disappearing Liberal Intellectual (2006), and the forthcoming Black Mirror: the Cultural Contradictions of American Racism. Dr. Lott will also attend a brown bag talk on Friday, February 27 at 12:30PM in the Leonard Reading Room MIKC 422. Lunch will be provided.

CLAGS is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of the College of Liberal Arts Hilliard Endowment, the English Department’s Public Occasions Committee, the Graduate Student Association, and several departments including the Gender, Race and Identity Program, Political Science, the Center for Basque Studies, Philosophy and History.

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Extended Deadline and Keynote Announcement

CLAGS is happy to announce that we have secured Eric Lott for our keynote address. Given this information, we have extended our final deadline to November 17th, 2014 in order to allow a little extra time for those who plan to take up the opportunity to interact with this influential scholar.

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CLAGS 2015

Welcome to the homepage for the 5th annual CLAGS conference in Reno, Nevada scheduled for Spring 2015. As an interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the development and professionalization of graduate students, we hope that you will be able to attend and make this year’s event the best yet!

This year’s theme is Constructing Humanity. Please see the CFP page for more details and how to submit a proposal.

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