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Comparative Canadian Literature Graduate Student Conference

February 11, 2016
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The 14th Graduate Student ConferenceRethinking Comparative Canadian Literature: Indigenous Methodologies and Other Contemporary Approaches” will highlight the potential of Indigenous and alternative ways of reading, writing, and thinking to question, but also to enrich, established theoretical and analytical frameworks in Comparative Canadian literature.

Graduate students (both MA and PhD) from different disciplines (Comparative Literature, English/Canadian/French/Québécois Literatures, Translation Studies, Indigenous Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, History, etc.) are invited to submit paper and poster proposals.

Papers will be accepted in English and French dealing with, but not restricted to, the following topics:

  • Indigenous methodologies/decolonization
  • Feminist, postcolonial and other contemporary theories
  • Subaltern voices, counter-narratives, resistance narratives, culture from below, grassroots movements
  • Cultural re-appropriation and literary authority
  • Diverse forms of writing and self-representation, including Indigenous orature
  • Theorizing Comparative Canadian literature
  • Mainstream (English-Canadian and Québécois literatures) and minority literatures (immigrant and Indigenous literatures)
  • Language questions (English, French, foreign and Indigenous languages)
  • Translation studies

The conference will take place from April 1-2, 2016 on the main campus at Université de Sherbrooke.

Please submit your abstract of no more than 250 words and a short biographical note (150 words) to: gradstudentsconference@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name, affiliation and degree, e-mail address as well as the title of your presentation and upload the documents as an attachment (PDF format).

Submission deadline: February 29, 2016

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