Monday, October 5, 2009

State of Crisis conference at Brandeis (with Draper student presentation)

Dear students,

You have a fellow Draper student presenting at this conference! Alana Smith will be presenting her paper "This is Our Emergency: Creatures of the Night Are Calling -- Political Wolf-Men from Homo Sacer to the Caves of al-Qaida" at 1:30pm in the Shapiro Campus Center Art Gallery. If you would like to attend, follow the website link for more information.



Dear colleagues and friends,

The Department of English and American Literature at Brandeis University invites you to attend its Seventh Annual Graduate Conference, “States of Crisis,” on Friday, October 9th, 2009. This year's conference seeks to define more clearly the term "crisis" and to work through some of the ramifications of its application, exploring different responses to the idea of crisis in the humanities and social sciences. Our plenary talks will be given by Ed Glaeser (Department of Economics, Harvard University) and David Sherman (Department of English and American Literature, Brandeis University).

Please mark your calendars, and please register by October 2nd to ensure your place for lunch. If you do not wish to partake in the lunch, admission is free. For more information about the conference, including a schedule of panelists and plenary talks, and to register, please visit our website at

General questions about the conference should be sent to statesofcrisis[at]

Best wishes,

Daniel Donatacci
Media and Publicity Director, States of Crisis Conference
Department of English and American Literature
Brandeis University