CFP: Migrancy and the Text (Postgraduate), Deadline: 27 Sep 10 Event: 6 November
Kingston University Postgraduate Conference
Migrancy and the Text
Keynote Lecture by Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)
'Migrancy, Newness and the Problems of Tradition'
Saturday 6th November 2010, 9.30am – 5.00pm
Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus, London, KT1 2EE, UK
This one day-conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for postgraduate students and early career researchers working in literary, cultural, media and film studies, creative writing and critical theory. The conference aims at exploring the concept of migrancy in literary, critical and cultural texts and critically investigates the usefulness of the concept. How has migrancy been represented and/or appropriated by 'migrant' and other writers, artists and intellectuals in their work? How useful is the concept of migrancy when it becomes cut off from the lived experiences of migration and different histories of movement? We invite 20-minute papers, as well as 60-minute panel proposals, from postgraduate students and early career researchers across the arts and humanities, that engage with, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Migrancy in/and the Text/Film/Media/Performance
Migrancy between Texts: Intertextuality, Creative writing
Migrancy and Travel Writing: Old and New Travellers
Migrating Concepts and Theories: Migrating between Disciplines
Migrant Intellectuals/Academics/Writers/Cultural Workers
Migrating Texts: Translation and 'Lost in Translation', Encounters with texts, Re-turning to texts, Moving away from texts, Texts that 'travel well'
Migrancy: Between Lived Experience and Metaphor
Critique of Migrancy as 'New Cosmopolitanism'
Migrancy as Queer/Queer Migrations
Migrant Melancholia/Melancholic Migrants (Ahmed, 2010)
Migrancy and the Postcolonial
Deadline for abstracts: 27 September 2010
Submission method online at: http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/activities/conferences/abstracts/