CFP: [Graduate] Early Literature in English: Crossing Borders (11/15/07; 03/07&08/08)

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Lea Puljcan Juric
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NYU CELCE 2008 Graduate Student Conference

“Crossing Borders”

The Colloquium for Early Literature and Culture in English (CELCE) at New
York University is pleased to announce our first graduate student
conference, scheduled for March 7 and 8, 2008. We invite papers that take
interdisciplinary approaches to representations of borders (spatial,
temporal, semiotic, and sensory), and the ways in which respecting or
crossing them affected individuals and societies in English-speaking worlds
from the medieval period up to the eighteenth century.

Some possible topics include (but are not limited to):
Cultural exchanges within the Old World (e.g. the French in medieval
England; interactions between East and West; Africa in Europe, etc.)
Slavery and captivity
Cultural translation
Early print culture and the changing face of literacy
When language fails: Visual, aural, and other extra-linguistic
representations in texts
Cultural/Systemic change and representation of transitional periods

Please send your 250-word abstract to the CELCE coordinators by November
15, 2007.

Thank you,

Lea Puljcan Juric

Ruth F. Simon

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