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:

graphic positionality and situatedness

graphic methodological and theoretical crossings (e.g. postcolonialism and feminism)

graphic intercultural exchange and hybridity

graphic "home," travel and migration

graphic narratives of encounter

graphic roots/routes

graphic identity construction and Otherness

Please send abstracts of up to 300 words to with "Conference Proposal" in the subject line (no attachments please.) Proposals should specify any audio-visual needs.

Deadline: April 1, 2005

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