Lectures and Conferences

Program in Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference

Survival Logics: Narrative and the Margins

call for papers flyerKeynote address: Professor Michael Rothberg (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Friday, March 25 2011

The graduate students of the Program in Comparative Literature announce our upcoming conference Survival Logics: Narrative and the Margins.  The conference will be Friday, March 25, 2011 and will include Professor Michael Rothberg of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the keynote speaker. 

We invite graduate student paper proposals that deal with survival narratives of any media or form and from any time period.  We are especially interested in proposals that address multiple narratives and the ways in which different narratives encounter each another in linguistic, social, cultural, political and/or geographic spaces.  We welcome submissions from all disciplines.  The aim of this conference will be to explore and develop critical and creative narrative practices that move us away from patterns of exclusion, competition and dispute for territory. One of our guiding questions is: how can we think about the relatedness of literary traditions, cultural memories, histories and futures without eliding or overlooking key differences and the particular (dis)location and temporality of those positions?   

Deadline for abstract submissions is December 20, 2010.

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