Graduate Conference


APRIL 10-11, 2015 (join on Facebook)
Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things


WardKeynote speaker:
Priscilla Wald is Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University. The author of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative (2008) and Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form (1995), and co-editor, with Michael Elliot, of The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1870-1940 (2014), she is currently at work on a book-length study entitled Human Being After Genocide.

Sponsored by the Department of English and The Humanities Center.


About Huntsville

Located at the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains, Huntsville is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and development. It is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and major U. S. Army research and development centers at Redstone Arsenal including the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), and the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC). UAHuntsville is the anchor tenant in Cummings Research Park, the second largest research park in the United States and home to more than 285 high technology and research companies with more than 25,000 employees.


Getting to Huntsville

Huntsville International Airport  (HSV) is located just 10 miles west of campus along I-565. HSV includes service by American Airlines, Delta, US Airways and United, with non-stop flights daily to and from Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Detroit, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., Denver, and Houston. HSV offers several options for ground transportation and rental car service from Budget, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, National, Alamo, and Avis. In addition, Birmingham International Airport is located just 100 miles to the south of Huntsville, while Nashville International Airport is just 100 miles to the north. 

University of Alabama in Huntsville Campus Maps

Shelby Center
301 Sparkman Drive Northwest
Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 824-6990

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Several hotels are located near UAHuntsville, including:

Bevill Conference Center and Hotel at UAHuntsville (256) 721-9428

Courtyard Huntsville (256) 837-1400

Hilton Garden Inn at Huntsville Space Center (256) 430-1778

Holiday Inn Express-University Drive (256) 721-1000

Comfort Inn-University Drive (256) 562-2525

Quality Inn-University Drive (256) 533-3291

Extended Stay America at US Space and Rocket Center (256) 830-9110



In addition to on-campus dining at the Gardenview Cafe at the Bevill Conference Center, Sandella's Flatbread Cafe in the University Center, and at Chick-fil-A, Papa John's, and Boar's Head Deli in the Charger Village Food Court, various eateries are located near campus. These include:

Miso House (Japanese, Korean, and Sushi)

Stanlieo's Sub Villa

Bandito Burrito

The Blue Plate Café

Sitar Indian Cuisine

Phil Sandoval’s Mexican Restaurant

Rosie’s Mexican Cantina

Mellow Mushroom

Phuket Thai Restaurant

Nothing But Noodles

P.F. Chang’s

Five Guys Burger and Fries


Newk’s Express Café

Papa Gyro’s

Starbucks Coffee