The English Department holds a biennial symposium focusing on literature, race, ethnicity, and other topics. Each symposium features a variety of distinguished guests—writers, professors, journalists, and others well recognized in their fields—who speak and lead discussions during the course of the three day event.

Several book volumes have been published based on papers given during the symposia. Please consult the menu on the left to read more about each volume and to see the list of Past Symposia.

The 32nd Symposium will take place in 2017.