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Conference: MadLit, UW English’s Annual Graduate Conference
February 23, 2019
The 15th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and
Literature at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (MadLit)
February 22-23, 2019
The Graduate Student Association of the English Departments is delighted to welcome you to the 15th iteration of MadLit. This year’s theme – Feeling the Body Politic: Affect and Aesthetics – encourages us to interrogate the often vexed tensions between affect, aesthetics, politics, and embodiment, and to ask what is historically novel about the constellation of these terms
that we now experience, and what is in it that we have inherited from our long and global histories. The panels in this conference will take a unique form: each will be led by an advanced dissertator at UW–Madison, who will give a 15-20 minute
presentation on their work. This will be followed by 10-minute presentations by other graduate students within the same research cluster, with 20-30 minutes at the end reserved for Q&A with all panelists. We hope that this format allows us to highlight the most exciting and novel research conducted by emerging scholars in the humanities today. The GSA would like to thank Professor Robert McRuer, the administrative staff of the English Department at UW-Madison, the staff at Memorial Union, the volunteers running the registration table, and all of our panelists, moderators, and attendees. This conference was made possible by generous funding from the Associated Students of Madison, the Wisconsin Experience Grant, and the English Department at UW–Madison.