Celebrating Voices: past • present • future

20th Annual College of LLL Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, April 23, 2016 | Hawaiʻi Imin International Conference Center

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the LLL Graduate Student Conference

Graduate students contribute immensely to the outstanding reputation that the College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature enjoys on local, national, and international levels. “Celebrating Voices—past • present • future” recognizes their work and provides a platform upon which to share and celebrate. This theme is also a nod to the impressive and wide-ranging research that takes place within the college, from historical linguistics and literature studies, to applied and pedagogical methods, to language documentation and theory development.

Our conference provides a unique opportunity for students to enrich their academic studies and experiences. The benefits of participating are numerous, and include the chance to add to or start one’s record of publication, as conference proceedings are published after the event.

Please join us!


Dr. Samrat Upadhyay

Keynote Speaker

Samrat Upadhyay is the author of Arresting God in Kathmandu, a Whiting Award winner; The Royal Ghosts, which won the Asian American Literary Award; The Guru of Love, a New York Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year; and Buddha’s Orphans, a novel. His work has been translated into several languages. He has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and has appeared on BBC Radio and National Public Radio. A recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in 2015, Upadhyay is the Martha C. Kraft Professor of Humanities at Indiana University.

His most recent novel, The City Son, was shortlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. Dr. Upadhyay received his PhD in English from UH Mānoa in 1999.


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