[ilds] CFP: Coordinates of Comparison (Canada) (6/30/07; 8/29/07-8/31/07)

James Gifford odos.fanourios at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 12:32:34 PDT 2007


Coordinates of Comparison: Texts, Readers, Theories
Comparative Literature Conference
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
August 29th-31st, 2007

Comparative Literature has traditionally centered on the comparison of texts
from diverse languages and cultures. Texts, however, are merely one
coordinate where comparisons converge; more recent scholarship has taken
comparative analysis to other regions of investigation, including readers
themselves, and the theories which underpin literary research, allowing
texts to be investigated not only as discreet entities, but also as
manifestations of specific political and cultural assumptions. Exploring the
territories that map the comparative field is the concern of this
conference; we are accepting papers from any field concerned with the study
of literature. 
More specific topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

 * The status of theory in contemporary literary studies
 * The relationship between a chosen approach to literature and pedagogy
 * Mind science and pseudoscience in literary scholarship
 * National boundaries and the possibility of world literature
 * The role of empirical research in the study of literature
 * The impact of multi-disciplinarity and inter-disciplinarity on literary
 * Local moments and global movements: Asian literatures, Indigenous
literatures, and other local to global literary movements
 * The shifting borders of ³literature²: multiple media
 * Ethics and literature
 * The incomparable

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted via email to
clc2007 at ualberta.ca no later than June 30, 2007. Please include the author's
name, telephone number, address, e-mail address, and
institutional/departmental affiliation. Presentations will be limited to 15
minutes each. Consult the conference website (www.ualberta.ca/~clc2007) for
registration information, as well as updates on keynote speakers, social
functions, and accommodations. Decisions on the acceptance of papers will be
provided by July 15, 2007.
Coordinates of Comparison Organizing Committee
Comparative Literature Program
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Arts
1-59 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5

clc2007 at ualberta.ca


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