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The ASU Department of English presents the 23rd Southwest English Symposium (SWES) at Arizona State University. SWES is a regional humanities conference providing graduate and advanced undergraduate students with an opportunity to present current work before an interdisciplinary audience.
The theme for this year's SWES is "Diverse Perspectives and Transdisciplinarity in English and the Humanities." This conference seeks to celebrate this diversity of scholarship where we, as scholars in the humanities, contribute to various fields from increasingly diverse perspectives and experiences. The aim of this conference, harkening to the mission statement from the host institution is "measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how [we] succeed." We will explore and showcase how the humanities intersect, interact, influence, and are influenced by other disciplines in order to display how diverse and interdisciplinary scholarship contributes to the study of the humanities.
We feature a diverse range of humanities presentations including (but not limited to) literature, writing, rhetoric, literacy, composition, pedagogy, education, social transformation, history, religious studies, film, creative writing, linguistics, and more.
Our keynote speaker is Catherine Connors, Professor and Chair of Classics at the University of Washington.
Please join us!