Call for Papers The British Comparative Literature Association Postgraduate Conference 3 December 2018 University of Strathclyde Margins

Call for Papers The British Comparative Literature Association Postgraduate Conference 3 December 2018 University of Strathclyde Margins Keynote by Professor Andrew Van der Vlies (Queen Mary): ‘World Literature’s Margins: Province / Minor / Intertext

The British Comparative Literature Association invites papers for its annual postgraduate conference to be held at the University of Strathclyde on 3 December 2018. This conference will bring together postgraduate students from across the humanities to examine how reading comparatively may privilege what is otherwise subordinated to the margins of texts or those texts marginalized by the canon.

Margins might denote regions that help to delimit text, genre, literature, language, nation, region and identity. Margins might also be read as a space of confrontation and fusion with subversive potential. We welcome broad and creative interpretations of the following themes.

· Migration, national borders and geographical margins
· The limit between human and nonhuman
· Liminal identities
· Reading marginal details
· Translating margins
· Footnotes, epigraphs, post-scriptum, annexes, and other textual supplements
· The relationship between art and philosophy
· Queer, non-Western and other marginalized literary histories
· Marginalized texts

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Please send paper proposals of 250 words and a short bio to bclapgrepresentative@gmail.com by 2 November 2018.