CFP: Inside/Outside: Comparative Questions

LINKS (London Intercollegiate Network for Comparative Studies) 6th Postgraduate Conference

 Inside/Outside: Comparative Questions

 4 June 2016

Hosts: Birkbeck and Royal Holloway

LINKS conferences foster an inclusive space to discuss and re-think intercultural ‘links’, and to approach literary and non-literary texts from a comparative perspective. Organised by postgraduates for postgraduates, this one-day conference is an opportunity for students across the University of London and beyond to present individual research papers, generate and engage in critical discussions, and meet with other students, professors, and researchers in the field. As well as panels of papers, there will be a round table at the end of the day with contributions from professors and discussion for all.

MA and PhD students studying Comparative Literature (or adopting comparative approaches in their work) from London and beyond are warmly invited to send us proposals for fifteen-minute presentations (plus five minutes’ discussion time). Proposals are welcome on ANY aspect of comparative literary study. Subjects may include, but are not limited to:

·       inclusion and exclusion

·       multilingualism

·       migration

·       cultural circulation

·       (un)translatability

·       altered states

·       ‘world’ literature

·       intertextuality

·       intermediality

·       embodiment

·       normativity

·       recycling

·       transgression

·       heterogeneity

·       genre: constraints and potentialities

·       theories: constraints and potentialities

 Proposed titles and abstracts (max 300 words) should be sent to  us  b27 April 2016. Please also include your name and affiliation. Submissions relating to MA dissertation and PhD thesis topics are welcome, but essays previously written for your MA course will also be considered. Presentations will be 14 minutes, and there will be ample time for supportive discussion. The organising team will contact you regarding your proposals at the beginning of May.

Please feel free to contact us about any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.