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NEXUS 2024: Home / Bodies

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Conference logo created by UTK English alumna Meg Dunavant

6th Biennial NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference

April 5-7, 2024
University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN


NEXUS is a biennial, interdisciplinary conference hosted by the graduate students in the University of Tennessee’s English department. The theme of the 2024 NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference – Home / Bodies – welcomes conversations regarding a multiplicity of home/body spaces and aims to gain a greater understanding of how to navigate our homes and ourselves when the rooting or grounding of this space is dichotomous with the bodies that we inhabit. Especially since coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic, awareness of the physical self and the lived space are heightened, making this a particularly apt subject to examine. Questions of embodiment relate to many fields, such as rhetoric, anthropology, disability studies, gender and sexuality studies, philosophy, and existential phenomenology, to name a few. This year’s conference will be hybrid, where half of it is in person and half is online.

Please send abstracts of approximately 250-300 words as an attached PDF or Word document to: by December 15, 2023. Please note: This conference will take place both in person and virtually. Therefore, be sure to indicate if you would prefer to present your work in person or virtually, and if your submission is scholarly or creative, in the body of the email.


NEXUS 2024 Co-Chairs:

Kate Wright
Emi Wood Scully
Maggie Warren