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Thank you!

Thank you, everyone, for making this year's SWES a success. Because of the generous support of ASU's Graduate and Professional Student Association, the Department of English, The School of Social Transformation, the School of International Letters and Cultures, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, along with many volunteers and presenters, this year's SWES was a success.

We look forward to seeing the exciting things that will happen next year at SWES! Please check in soon to find out what will be happening then. 

About the Southwest English Symposium

The Southwest English Symposium (SWES) is a regional humanities conference held annually at Arizona State University. The conference provides graduate and advanced undergraduate students with an opportunity to present original scholarship before an interdisciplinary audience. We encourage proposals from a diverse range of disciplines within the humanities.

This year's conference was on March 1-2, 2019.

Keynote Speaker


This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Chris C. Lippard, Affiliated Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Film & Media Arts Department at The University of Utah. Dr. Lippard earned his Ph.D. in Film, Literature, and Culture from the University of Southern California. Dr. Lippard’s service includes chair of the Middle East caucus of the Society for Cinema Studies, served on the editorial board for the J​ournal of Medical Humanities​, director of Graduate Studies for the University of Utah film department, and Advisor to the Middle East center on film programs. Dr. Lippard's research focuses on Middle Eastern cinema, indigenous cinema, British cinema, the relationship between pain and creativity, and early theories of cinema. He has published work on F.W. Murnau, Jorge Sanjines, political documentary in the United States, and Mexican cinema.

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