Due Dec 5 | CFP – Literary Exchanges

The McGill University English Department’s Annual Graduate Conference
February 16-17, 2018
Montréal, Québec, Canada
The McGill University English Department’s Twenty-Fourth Annual Graduate Student
Conference invites submissions considering exchanges in literature, performance, and
culture. While this conference aims to highlight the value systems inherent in the concept of
exchange, it also aims to problematize the reciprocity the word implies. Our conference asks:
how do texts and cultures interact with each other? How does reading intertextually impact
our understanding of the objects, performances, and texts we study? How might the term
“exchange” contain certain axioms or assumptions that we can better understand by shifting
our perspective?
We invite submissions by graduate students from all disciplines addressing, but not limited
to, the following topics:
● Communities: interpretive, textual, epistolary, and literary
● Audiences, fans, and reception studies
● Translation and adaptation
● Mentors and patrons
● Transnationalism, globalization, and postcolonialism
● Print culture, book history, and marginalia
● Palaeography, coteries, and manuscripts
● Recovery work
● Biography, memoirs, and life writing
● Commentaries and reviews
● Debates, feuds and rivalries
● Collections and anthologies
● Magazines, periodicals and seriality
● Networks and sociability
● Diaspora and displacement
● Gender, sexuality, and queer studies
● Race and class
● Literary forms and genres
Presentations will primarily be in English, but we welcome submissions and presentations in
French. Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words and a bio of 100 words to
Submission Deadline: December 5, 2017
Conference Website: mcgillconference.wordpress.com