World Literature Student Conference 2020

Art and Defiance: Narratives of Disobedience 

postponed to september 2020
more event details to follow

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 CONFERENCE has been postponed to September. The safety of all SFU students, staff, and faculty members is our primary concern at this time, and postponing our event seems to be the best solution to our difficult situation.

Each year, undergraduates from SFU’s World Literature Program host an interdisciplinary academic student conference addressing cultural, social, and aesthetic frames of reference.  Our panels range across literature, cinema, & the image, and investigate the socio-political, cultural, and literary fallouts of cross-national encounters.

This year's conference theme is "ART & DEFIANCE: NARRATIVES OF DISOBEDIENCE." In our era of unstable social formations and cross-cultural exchange, stories shape and are shaped by the way we view the world.  At the same time, narratives of disobedience allow people to reassert themselves back into the stories they tell.  This interdisciplinary conference seeks to examine conflicting narratives alongside moments in which defiance acts as a medium of expression.


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