The 29th Annual MELUS Conference

Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures

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April 9-12, 2015
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Conference Sites: Athens Classic Center, 300 North Thomas Street, Athens, GA, 30601; the nearby Jackson Street Building; and The University of Georgia

Most meetings will be held in the Athens Classic Center, which is close to the group of hotels we are using for the event.

DRAFT MELUS 2015 Conference Program

Keynote Speakers

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Werner Sollors, Harvard University, author of Beyond Ethnicity; Ethnic ModernismNeither White Nor Black But Both and many other scholarly texts. Cristina García, novelist, author of Dreaming in CubanThe Agüero SistersMonkey Hunting and other creative works Natasha Trethewey, Poet Laureate of the United States, author of Thrall; the Pulitzer Prize winning Native GuardBelloq’s Ophelia and other works.

See the links above for registration, accommodations, and transportation. 

About Athens
arch2Athens, Georgia, has been ranked as one of the most beautiful and exciting college towns in the nation. Its vibrant music scene has launched groups like the B-52s and REM, from venues like the fabled Georgia Theater. Athens is also home to the Georgia Museum of Art and the Georgia Botanical Garden, which will be in bloom during the conference. The compact downtown, adjacent to the historic and charming University of Georgia campus, is chock-a-block with funky boutiques, excellent local restaurants, and historic sites. Accommodations have been reserved at hotels near the beautifully appointed Classic Center, the location for the conference meetings. We will also have an opening reception on campus at the architectural masterpiece, the Jackson Street building. While all of these locations are within walking distance of each other, the campus and town are served by excellent bus systems, which make frequent stops; the campus system is free. Come experience an Athens Spring!

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