The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
invites abstracts for its 17th annual graduate student conference
The Politics of Memory
to be held from March 31st to April 2, 2006.
Papers may address interdisciplinary issues related
to, but not limited to, the following questions:
In what ways does literature illuminate the historical
construction and remembering of particular identities,
events, and nations?
How do different genres and media (poetry, theatre,
film, graphic novels, etc.) depict history? How does
their language (verbal, visual, etc.) influence or
challenge collective historical memories?
How do different readers receive a historical
narrative? What happens when one reader is more
familiar with the depicted historical event?
What is the responsibility of the author/reader toward
history as it concerns real people and events?
How does interdisciplinarity today offer new
techniques for studying the relationships among
literature, memory, and history, as well as their
Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to:
by January 9, 2006.
Graduate students from various disciplines are
encouraged to apply. Please observe the following
procedures to enable blind peer review: 1) attach a
short biographical note on a separate page, 2) do not
include your name on the same page as your abstract,
and 3) type “abstract” in the subject line of your
Papers may be given in English or French with
citations in any language. The Centre will publish a
selection of papers from the conference in TRANSverse:
A Comparative Studies Journal.
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
93 Charles St. W.
Toronto, ON M5S 1K9 Canada
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