Call for papers for the CENES Graduate Conference at UBC, April 8, 2017.
The theme of the conference is The Proximity of Cultures in Literature and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Asma Sayed from MacEwan University, Edmonton.
We will be accepting abstracts of 300 words for 15-20 minutes research papers that address the proximity of cultures within literary works. Talks will be grouped into thematic panels and be followed by time for questions and discussion. We welcome proposals from scholars working on transnational and intercultural literature and language studies, but will give preference to graduate and postgraduate students. Submit abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15th, 2016.
The full Call for Papers can be found here.
POSSIBLE TOPICS MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- transnational, intercultural and migration literatures from Germany, Canada and elsewhere
- First Nations literatures
- biculturalism in literature
- proximity of cultural identities
- proximity in/as cultural technique(s)
- proximity in/as cultural metaphor/s
- nostalgia and literary medium
- cultural-philosophical thought in literature
- the concept of proximity in philosophy
- cultural studies and literary theoretical approaches to proximity
- cultural perspectives of proximity in fantasy literature
- interdependencies and other sociological approaches to proximity
- multicultural recognition
- tolerance and cultural differences
- intercultural versus transcultural perspectives
- German Kultur versus culture
- cultural studies versus Kulturwissenschaften
- cultural history and memory in fiction
- cultural and linguistic diversity
- cultural and linguistic hybridities
- literary translation and cultural translation
- language barriers