Conferences

The 29th Annual MELUS Conference
Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures
April 9-12, 2015
Athens, Georgia

Keynote Speakers
Werner Sollors, Harvard University, author of Beyond Ethnicity; Ethnic ModernismNeither White Nor Black But Both and many other scholarly texts.

Cristina García, novelist, author of Dreaming in CubanThe Agüero SistersMonkey Hunting and other creative works

Natasha Trethewey, Poet Laureate of the United States, author of Thrall; the Pulitzer Prize winning Native GuardBelloq’s Ophelia and other works.

About Athens

Athens, Georgia, has been ranked as one of the most beautiful and exciting college towns in the nation. Its vibrant music scene has launched groups like the B-52s and REM, from venues like the fabled Georgia Theater. Athens is also home to the Georgia Museum of Art and the Georgia Botanical Garden, which will be in bloom during the conference. The compact downtown, adjacent to the historic and charming University of Georgia campus, is chock-a-block with funky boutiques, excellent local restaurants, and historic sites. Accommodations have been reserved at hotels near the beautifully appointed Classic Center, the location for the conference meetings. We will also have an opening reception on campus at the architectural masterpiece, the Jackson Street building. While all of these locations are within walking distance of each other, the campus and town are served by excellent bus systems, which make frequent stops; the campus system is free. Come experience an Athens Spring!