Graduate Conference

Echi Oltremare: Italy and the Mediterranean... Interactions and Intersections

At a time when Western values and Italianness are increasingly challenged by the forces of globalization, it is necessary to reconsider former epistemologies of space and ontologies of identity that now seem to be obsolete. In this context, the Mediterranean paradigm is (re)-emerging as a crucial framework through which Italy can re-examine its cultural traditions, while charting future paths based on the transnational exchanges with other cultures from the Mediterranean basin. Italian ...

TRACES, 5th Annual GLITS Interdisciplinary Conference

This interdisciplinary research conference seeks to explore the concept of ‘traces’ in literature, creative writing, the visual arts, media, philosophy, sociology, psychology and other fields. A ‘trace’ can be that which has existed, and which is now past; or that which has passed, in the case of a track or a footprint; or that which copied or drawn or outlined, such as a map or a word in the sand. It can be used as a noun or a verb: as an object or concept, or an ...

Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: When "I" Means "We"--Poetry and Social Life

When “I” Means “We”: Poetry and Social Life

Eighth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetry & Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The role of poetry in social life is fraught: to question it is to open the door to paradox and polemic. Today, with the humanities increasingly forced to prove their “usefulness,” poetry comes under particular scrutiny. Does ...

Representations of Horror in Contemporary Media and Culture

International Summer School for Postgraduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

“Representations of Horror in Contemporary Media and Culture”

August 4-10, 2013 in Munich, Germany.

It was one of the central concerns of the age of Enlightenment to expel all sorts of spectres, monsters, and vampires from our conception of reality. But the present boom of horror figures in various media conveys the ...

Intoxication in Paris: Summer 2013

Throughout literary history writers have consistently been drawn to intoxication. They have used their work to ponder the temptation of intoxicants, and the altered states of perception they produce. Writers have also regularly intoxicated themselves to aid the creative process, or to escape the pressure of artistic creation and the monotony of humdrum reality.

The intoxicant of choice can take many forms. It can be legal highs: cigarettes, strong coffee and alcohol favoured by the ...

Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Department of English Graduate Student Conference Dalhousie University Halifax, N.S. On 11 December 11th 2012, Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario declared a hunger strike to critique the federal government’s abuses of treaty rights and First Nations communities, and to draw attention to the detrimental and incalculable effects of Bill C-45 on Canada’s rivers and lakes. Across the country ...

Why Rancière is important? (MLA 2014 Special Session)

This special session seeks submissions that discuss themes of vulnerability, resistance and social change in Jacques Rancière’s work. Approaches from various disciplines across the humanities and social sciences are welcomed.
Please submit a 300-word abstract for a 20-minute presentation along with a 1-2 page C.V. to Haythem Guesmi ( by March 15, 2013.
Please note that this CFP is for a proposed, not a guaranteed, special session for the 2014 ...

Graduate Student Conference on Violence, Conflict, and Development

Graduate students from any university are invited to submit abstracts of papers for our 2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference, held on April 17th 2013. This year’s theme is Violence, Conflict, and Development and the committee will review any academic paper which, broadly understood, addresses the drivers and sources of conflict, the dynamics of violence, or development in post-conflict situations. The selection committee strongly encourages interdisciplinary scholars to submit ...

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University

The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee (SOC) at George Mason University invites paper proposals for our 8th annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.


At George Mason University, we acknowledge the need to specify Cultural Studies as ...

Vonnegut and Attention - a satellite workshop of The Arts of Attention Conference 2013

The works of Kurt Vonnegut prominently feature with issues connected to attention through tropes and topics as well as through literary technique: it is a core motif in many of his writings, and is of key importance with regard to his style. This workshop invites contributed papers approaching the notion of attention in the Vonnegutian œuvre through literary theory, philosophy,anthropology, and psychology among others. We are particularly interested in contributions presenting ...


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