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The School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics at UIC organizes the annual In/Between Conference in an effort to initiate conversations about issues of interest to us as humanists, to share our current research, and to foster a sense of shared intellectual community.

In/Between 2022 is online! Heading link

To ensure the health of everyone and to encourage a broad participation, In/Between 2022 will take place online unless otherwise noted.

We hope to return to an in-person event in 2023!

2022 Conference Heading link

February 28th through March 4th, 2022

The 2022 In/Between conference will will stretch out over a week.

The theme for this year is “Decolonizing and Diversifying the Curriculum.”

Submissions are accepted from all graduate students and faculty in any of the School’s departments and programs. Please check your email for details on how to submit a proposal.

While we encourage you to consider the conference theme, we invite presentations based on all current research, creative work, and teaching by our faculty and graduate students. We will also have a virtual undergraduate poster session.

Featured Discussion

We are excited to welcome Luis Alfaro to In/Between 2022!

Luis Alfaro is a MacArthur fellow and associate professor of dramatic writing in the School of Dramatic Arts at the University of Southern California. He is perhaps best known for his trilogy of tragedies—Electricidad, Oedipus El Rey, and Mojada, adapted from works by Sophocles and Euripides. These plays have been produced in a wide variety of venues, including the Mark Taper Forum, the Goodman Theatre, and the Public Theater, and in countries around the world. His adaptations reimagine Greek classics, “canon texts,” and explore ancient and contemporary themes through the lenses of different Hispanic communities, their cultures, and their struggles. In the conversation for the In/Between Conference, Luis and a UIC faculty discussant will explore his own thinking about decolonizing and diversifying the theater, vis-à-vis his own work with Greek tragedy.

(This event is co-presented by the Luis Alfaro Residency Project, which is supported by a grant from the University of Illinois Presidential Initiative: Expanding the Impact of the Arts and the Humanities.)

Guest Presentations

  • Eunice Kim, Assistant Professor of Classics at Furman University – “Killer Heroes in a (De)Colonized Curriculum”
    (sponsored by Classics and Mediterranean Studies)
    hybrid online and in-person event
  • Tracy L. Rutler, Assistant Professor of French and Women’s Studies at Penn State University – “Queering the Enlightenment: Kinship and gender in eighteenth-century French literature”
    (sponsored by French and Francophone Studies)