EGO - English Graduate Organization
The English Graduate Organization (EGO) is a professional, social, and organizing body in the English department facilitated by and for graduate students. The organization works to keep English graduate students informed about matters related to graduate life, such as upcoming conferences, conference funding, and student health insurance. EGO has also coordinated a number of activities throughout the years to foster a collaborative, collegial, and intellectually engaging atmosphere within the department:
Over the past two years, EGO has organized a graduate conference, Other Voices, Other's Words: The Indeterminacy of Allusion, and an interdisciplinary symposium, [un]disciplined: Examining Contemporary Models for Interdisciplinary Studies. Members of EGO also helped to organize Lifting Belly High: A Conference on Women's Poetry Since 1900, hosted by the English Department in Fall 2008, and Echoes: Across Disciplines, Texts, and Times in Spring 2011.
Further, EGO coordinates the department's Colloquia Series, which provides an opportunity for graduate students and faculty to present their work to the English Department; EGO also assists graduate students who attend local, regional, national, and international conferences by providing financial support, in addition to the funds available through the department and College.
EGO also makes arrangements for our various department parties throughout the semester that are attended by full-time faculty, adjunct instructors, graduate students, and their friends and families. Should you have questions about EGO or graduate studies in English at Duquesne, we welcome you to contact either of the co-presidents.
English Graduate Organization 2012-2013 Officers
Graduate Studies Committee Representative
Graduate & Professional Student Council
The Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites submissions to:
(anti)Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Conference
March 15-16, 2013
With traditionalists hearkening for a return to founding principles while protestors of various stripes look forward to dismantling the very notion of norms themselves, questions about the foundations of societal structures occupy a central place in myriad contemporary debates. For the (anti)Foundations Conference—the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites considerations of societal structures, their foundations, and the ways that these structures are both reinforced and challenged by works of literature and culture.
Please visit the (anti)Foundations page for more information.