This ground-breaking regional conference will draw together students in English, French, and Spanish literatures. The conference will provide a forum for the shared exploration of literature and allow an opportunity for students to present their work to an audience of their peers. Students will consider their literature with the theme “Generation and Regeneration” which is both flexible enough to give them freedom but also to give them a common focus appropriate for spring time. The keynote speaker, Pitt-Johnstown alumna Kathleen George will speak about the sources for her book The Johnstown Girls, which considers the legacy of the Johnstown flood in Johnstown's present, which contributes another perspective on the theme of “Generation and Regeneration.”
The conference will highlight the value of literatures within the Humanities, and the role of literature in allowing the exploration and communication of the complexities of our human experience, confronting the challenges of our historical legacies and our capability for recovering from historical and emotional challenges. The call for papers is now available here.