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About

The Deadline to Apply has been Extended to March 6th!

Humanities Unbound is a Graduate Student Works-in-Progress Conference. It is a joint venture by several entities in ODU’s College of Arts and Letters, including: the English Graduate Organization, The Rhetoric Society, MediaCommons, the Communication Department, and the Humanities Institute.

Each year, the theme of the conference changes, though it is always purposefully broad to encourage graduate students from several disciplines to participate. This year’s theme is “Identity Performance in Work and Play,” with an additional focus on creating and fostering professional networks. The conference includes workshops, panel discussions, a visiting speaker, and more. As a Works-in-Progress conference, the goal is to foster discussion. Therefore, presentations are only 5-7 minutes! Please join us to share ideas, garner feedback, and begin building a larger network of learners.

Humanities Unbound will run Friday, April 10th, from 9am to 8pm. Registration for presenters is free and includes breakfast and lunch. Please note that we’ll have a room dedicated to incorporating distance participants, as well as a dedicated tech person all day. We will be sharing the link for the distance option here, closer to the conference date. Apply by March 2nd to guarantee a spot in the schedule. Not presenting? We would love for you to join us during panel discussions.

Keep checking back for more information as the time for the conference comes closer.

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Workshops

Workshops

10:30-11:30 Workshop: Beyond http://www.male-viagra.com/ First Year Experience

Dr. Alison Reed, Matt Beale, and Jamie Henthorn

Beyond First Year Experience

Many students just out of graduate school see their only only option for sharing the knowledge they’ve acquired over the past 2+ years to be teaching first year composition. This often manifests in taking an adjunct position at a local college or university. This workshop includes three panelists who have used teaching skills in different contexts (higher level college writing courses, non-tenure full-time teaching, and volunteering to teach at a local prison). Attendees will have the opportunity to bring CVs and questions about ways to apply their skills outside of adjuncting or applying for PhD programs.

1:45- 2:45 Workshop: Learning Beyond the Lecture:

Creative Assignments in English Studies Classes

Megan McKittrick, Cathleen Rhodes, Ashley Barnett

This workshop will explore examples of creative assignment design for English Studies courses that seek to engage students in critical practices and hands-on experiences, connecting English Studies to larger concepts that affect students’ daily lives. As part of the workshop, attendees are encouraged to bring assignments they have designed to share with one another or assignments that they would like to think through further developing by collaborating with others.

4:00-5:00 Workshop: Life Making Real Money: Alt-Ac

Dr. Angela Harrison, Dr. Vincent Rhodes, Venecia Kelly

While the dominant narrative is that teaching and research at a four year institution will be the obvious career path for a Humanities graduate student, there are many interesting alternatives. This workshop will explore alternative academic job opportunities, such as curriculum development and technical editing, upon graduation from a Masters or PhD program in the Humanities.

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CFP

CFP

2016 Call For Papers

Humanities Unbound: Connecting Academic Practices to Everyday Literacies

A Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference

On April 21st, the  Rhetoric Society, English Graduate Org, and Media Commons will be hosting a graduate student conference aimed at opening up a discussion of current student research within the Humanities. The conference will consist of a series of roundtables, each led by a scholar specializing in a particular sub-field of the humanities. We will explore the intersection of scholarship and real world practices through the following possible lenses:

  • Materiality
  • Society
  • Embodiment
  • Popular Culture
  • Textuality
  • Methods and Theory
  • Civic Engagement
  • Pedagogy
  • History and Archive
  • Gender/LGBTQ
  • Critical Race Studies
  • International and Global Perspectives

Participants will give brief (5-7 minutes maximum) presentations, after which moderator will lead a robust conversation. This conference functions very well as a “pre-conference” conference and a way to gain insight into final semester projects. As many of us have been accepted to late semester conferences, this can also be seen as preparation for “larger stages.”

In the spirit of discovery then, this call asks the following:

  1. Visit humanitiesunbound.digitalodu.com
  2. Submit a brief (less than 150 words) abstract or blurb of a project currently in progress that you can describe briefly in a 5-7 minute presentation.
  3. In the form, you’ll be asked to tag your submission with two or more of the above topics; you’ll also have the option to add any other relevant tags that you feel might lend themselves well to a broader roundtable theme.

Submissions must be received by Monday, March 21st. Please email Dan Cox at dcox@odu.edu if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in April!

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Apply

Apply

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Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Stephanie Vie

Literate Acts in Social Media: Personal, Professional, and Pedagogical Uses of Social Media Today.

In this talk, Dr. Stephanie Vie discusses one particularly revolutionary technology that has impacted our ways of communicating with each other. It’s changing how we perform mundane tasks as well as world-changing events. It’s affecting our understandings of ethical behavior, interactions with friends and family, the ways we conduct research. In short, social media is changing everything, and it’s difficult to not feel its impact on our lives. Audience members will hear how social media has shaped the various options available to individuals to use as they communicate with others personally, professionally, and pedagogically—and what the implications of those options might be.

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Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

Can’t attend in person? We have you covered with Zoom!

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Humanities Unbound 2015: The Game

Humanities Unbound 2015: The Game

Humanities Unbound 2015: The Game

In order to make the most of Humanities Unbound, let’s play a series of games together! Throughout the conference, you will want to use the following tasks as a way of generating points, as well as interacting with your fellow participants. In the end, the player with the most points wins a prize: Friendship! Not good enough? All right, we can appreciate your materialistic nature. How about an iPad mini ?

Be sure to record all of your activity in the booklet you receive when you register, then turn it in at the end of the conference. We will record the information from your booklet and return it to you.

At the end of the conference, submit your results at this link. Then tweet a http://male-viagra.com/ picture of your booklet with the hashtag #HUODU2015. 

For Distance Players, please use this .pdf to play. You will need to keep track of your efforts, then fill out the link above.

Download (PDF, 321KB)

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Join Our Orgs!

Join Our Orgs!

Join the English Graduate Organization!

EGO is a student-run organization dedicated to enhancing the experiences of all English graduate students during their time at Old Dominion. This organization strives to include English graduate students of all levels. In the past, EGO has helped organize Mock Orals, as well as workshops regarding topics such as conferences and CV preparation. EGO also continues the proud English major tradition of lively socializing, with frequent events such as “English Shenanigans.” There are, of course, other more elevated social events that are http://www.male-viagra.com/ just as fun.

Join the Rhetoric Society at Old Dominion University

ODU’s Rhetoric Society is dedicated to discussing current issues in the field of rhetoric, exploring rhetorical methodologies, and professionalizing our members. We do so through a series of meetings and informal roundtables, in an effort to foster a productive and congenial community invested in exploring the many aspects of rhetoric as a field!

Join MediaCommons!

MediaCommons Organization manages and edits the front page of MediaCommons (mediacommons.futureofthebook.org), a scholarly website for the digital humanities and media studies.

 

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