Southwest Humanities Symposium

Southwest Humanities Symposium 2020

Welcome to SWHS 2020

“Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture”

Tempe, AZ February 20-22, 2020

The Southwest Humanities Symposium is a regional graduate conference held annually at Arizona State University, and for the last 24 years was the Southwest English Symposium. It is an opportunity for graduate students to present original scholarship before an interdisciplinary audience. For 2020, we encourage proposals from a range of disciplines in the humanities on the theme “Experience: Identity, Society, and Culture”.

This symposium is for students to both present and learn about research from a variety of humanities fields. The goal is to build bridges within academics to value other disciplines and help recognize new ways to develop research in your own field.

This year’s event will be held in ASU’s innovative Net Zero Energy Student Pavilion.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Phillip M. Carter of Florida International University. More information about the keynote will be available soon.

If you plan to attend this event and would like to request disability accommodations, please contact Michael Hatch at

Hosted at Arizona State University by the Graduate Scholars of English Association. The SWHS 2020 Committee would like to give a special thanks to all of this year’s donors: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Department of English; School of International Letters and Cultures; School of Historical, Religious, and Philosophical Studies; T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics; School for the Future of Innovation in Society; College of Integrative Sciences and Arts; Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; School of Humanities, Arts and Culture Studies; Project Humanities; Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.