English department News

UT Knoxville to Host First Conference of New International Academic Society; Event to Feature Kenyan ‘Prisoner of Conscience’

Nearly 120 contemporary arts scholars from around the world will come to Knoxville next week for the inaugural conference of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, a newly-formed international interdisciplinary academic society. Hosted by UT Knoxville, the conference, “ASAP/1: Arts of the Present,” will be held Oct. 22-25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Highlighting the conference will be a public reading by author and one-time Kenyan political prisoner Ngugi wa Thiong’o.