On Saturday, April 13, 2013, students from the Graduate Program of English and Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Rhode Island will host the seventh annual URI Graduate Conference. This year’s conference title, Talking Beyond Disciplines: Rising Tides and Sea Changes, speaks to a broad range of disciplines, and we anticipate an exciting mix of presentations. Graduate students across a wide variety of interdisciplinary fields will be presenting their research and creative works.
The aim of the URI Graduate Conference is to facilitate the innovative scholarship of graduate students across the nation and globe by providing opportunities for them to share academic work, receive scholarly feedback and network professionally. The event also facilitates the integration of faculty, promising scholars and colleagues in an interdepartmental intellectual dialogue. The URI Graduate Student Conference is a unique opportunity for graduate students to present their scholarly work at URI in a formal conference setting. Each year conference attendees hear from two highly respected and provocative speakers—one a professor from the URI community, the other a renowned visiting scholar.