The Center for Comparative Literature and Society (CCLS) at Columbia University, New York invites papers for its second graduate student conference entitled “Figures of Comparison in the Humanities and the Social Sciences.” By “figures of comparison,” we mean both objects of study that call for a comparative approach and comparative methods that invite us to discuss these objects in new ways. Papers should examine the question of comparison through a sustained engagement with an object and/or method that is related to one of the six panel topics outlined below. Although we prefer papers related to the proposed panels, we are also willing to take into consideration other paper or panel proposals.
Before submitting your abstract, please refer to the complete CFP, available at: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ccls/pdf-files/callforpapersgradconf.pdf
The conference will be introduced by the director of CCLS, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Panels will be moderated by Columbia University faculty members. The conference will close with a roundtable discussion in which the panel moderators will present their concluding thoughts and open the discussion to the public.
Please send a 300-500 word abstract to the following e-mail address no later than December 31st, 2006: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference organizers,
Arne De Boever
Center for Comparative Literature and Society
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