Craft Critique Culture Conference

April 3, 2019 - 5:00 pm to April 6, 2019 - 6:00 pm

English-Philosophy Building

The 19th annual Craft Critique Culture Conference: "Speaking of Violence" would like to invite everyone to attend a weekend filled with instruction, mentorship, and valuable conversation, all absolutely free (and some even with food). Please join us at the following events:

Wednesday, April 3 from 5-6:30 Pedagogy Roundtable for all instructors: "Hot Moments or Hot Messes: Grappling with Trauma in the Classroom" featuring Dr. Barry Schreier (licensed psychologist), Megan Knight (Associate Professor of Instruction in Rhetoric), Dr. Erin Barnes (clinical assistant professor, CRC, NCG), and Dr. David Gooblar (lecturer in Rhetoric)
English Philosophy Building, Room 304 (Gerber Lounge)

Thursday, April 4 from 4:15-5:30 in Collaboration with Obermann Humanities Symposium on Misfitting: Disability Broadly Considered: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor
Iowa City Public Library, Room A

Friday, April 5 from 1-2: Plenary Address by Dr. Marie Kruger, University of Iowa: "The History of our future: Commemorating violence and recovery on Constitution Hill (Johannesburg)"
English Philosophy Building, Room 304 (Gerber Lounge)

Friday, April 5 from 4-5: Keynote address by Dr. Jack Halberstam, Columbia University: "Trans*: On Dereliction and Destitution"
Shambaugh Auditorium, Main Library

Saturday, April 6 from 1-2:30: Film Screening by Jennifer Reeves, The Cooper Union
Adler Journalism Building, E 105.

Saturday, April 6 from 4-6: Speak Out in Honor and Memory of Dr. Linda Bolton, University of Iowa. All former students invited to speak, read passages, and/or listen.
English Philosophy Building, Room 304 (Gerber Lounge)

There will be additional graduate student presentations and panels throughout Friday and Saturday. Please check out our website: for a full schedule and more details. If you have any questions, please email: