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Ctrl, Alt, Delete

January 8, 2015
Sean Grass

Sean Grass

Northern Illinois University will host the 23rd annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28.

Faculty, graduate students and, for the first time in the conference’s history, undergraduate students will share their research related to this year’s theme, “Ctrl, Alt, Delete.” Presenters will explore the concepts of regaining control, revisiting alternatives or returning to previous states via deletion in conjunction with themes relevant to textual, linguistic and media studies.

Keynote speaker Sean Grass of Iowa State University will present “Rebooting Dickens: Old Books, Different Histories, and New Interpretations.” His scholarship on a wide array of textual genres as well as his interest in book production are a testament to his work’s rich interdisciplinarity.

Proposals for presentations will be accepted until Friday, Jan. 16. Registration for attendees and presenters is now open, with a fee of $40 for students, $60 for NIU faculty and $70 for members of the public.

“We encourage everyone not only to attend but present at MCLLM because it is a great opportunity to network with scholars who share your interests in addition to sharing your ideas with the academic community,” says Lindsay Vreeland, conference organizer and English doctoral student.

The conference, established in 1992, is organized by graduate students in the English and Communications departments, with the help of faculty advisers and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming office.

For more information about the conference, email [email protected].