Submissions for this conference have ended. Please join the conference proceedings Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, 2005 at the University of Virginia; we look forward to your participation.
How do literary criticism and theory think beyond boundaries, be they methodological, disciplinary, cultural, spatial or textual? How do literary texts engage in border-crossing and play? This conference will examine a range of issues pertaining to literal and figurative boundaries, including cross-cultural encounters, performativity, hybridity, and other forms of transgressive play. We encourage proposals addressing but not limited to:
positionality and situatedness
methodological and theoretical crossings (e.g. postcolonialism and feminism)
intercultural exchange and hybridity
"home," travel and migration
narratives of encounter
identity construction and Otherness
Please send abstracts of up to 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Conference Proposal" in the subject line (no attachments please.) Proposals should specify any audio-visual needs.
Deadline: April 1, 2005