Category Archives: Literature & Social Justice

Literature & Social Justice Keynote

This year, thanks to generous support from the English Department, the Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will host its first external keynote speaker: Dr. Kavita Daiya. Dr. Kavita Daiya is Associate Professor of English and Affiliated Faculty in the … Continue reading

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Rally Recap: It’s not a Moment, It’s the Movement

Last Tuesday (January 31st) I had the privilege of attending a rally with my friends, colleagues, and students at Lehigh University. The purpose of the rally was to protest President Trump’s recent executive order banning immigration from specific nations and … Continue reading

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Meet and Greet: Brian Reese

As the fall semester comes to a close we want to take a moment to introduce you to masters student Brian Reese. Mareesa Miles: Hello Brian! Tell us about yourself! Brian Reese: I am a first-year MA student and a … Continue reading

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“No looking backwards, just forward”: Lehigh’s Rally for Inclusion and Sing Street

(The first two paragraphs of this post are adapted from a Facebook post I made yesterday) Yesterday, in the wake of the US election, Lehigh faculty, staff, and students came together to hold a silent Rally for Inclusion. The idea was … Continue reading

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The Work of Art in the World: A Review of Doris Sommer’s Visit to Lehigh

On November third Doris Sommer visited Lehigh, speaking to a crowd of educators: librarians, teachers, professors, administrators, and students. Harvard professor and founder of Cultural Agents, Sommer believes in the power of public humanities to make change in the world. … Continue reading

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Thoughts from an LSJ Conference Veteran

In a short two and a half weeks, Halloween will be upon us. More importantly, abstracts will be due for the third Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference being held at Lehigh on March 10-11, 2017. Fear not: I’m here to … Continue reading

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Third Annual Literature and Social Justice Conference!

On behalf of the Lehigh University English Department and the conference committee, I’m thrilled to announce that our third annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will take place on March 10-11, 2017 in Bethlehem, PA!  The theme for the … Continue reading

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2016 Graduate Student Commencement Address: Purpose, Possibility and Love

On Monday, May 23, 2016 I was honored to deliver the 2016 Graduate Student Address at Lehigh’s 148th Commencement Ceremony. The subject of my talk was Purpose, Possibility, and Love. As I thought about what message I wanted to share … Continue reading

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“I’m Going To Get a Little Technical Here”: An Interview with Amardeep Singh

James McAdams: You mentioned in your March 4th keynote address to the 2nd annual Lehigh LSJ Conference a certain moment in time (circa 2004-2008) where social media and various open access publishing platforms manifested a “technoutopianism” where the spirit of … Continue reading

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Reflections on the LSJ Conference

Our second annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference has come to a close! I know I found the presentations and conversations on the public humanities inspiring and exciting. As I reflect on my experience at the conference, three ideas … Continue reading

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