Forming Identity, Transforming Space: An International Graduate Student Conference

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Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain

Forming Identity, Transforming Space
Ninth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
29-30 April, 2011
(Submission deadline 10 March, 2011)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Linda Kinnahan, Professor of English, Duquesne University.

Call for Papers:
The Department of English at Saint Louis University's Madrid Campus will host its ninth annual International Graduate Student Conference on Friday, 29 April and Saturday, 30 April 2011. The theme of this year's conference is "Forming Identity, Transforming Space.¨ While we welcome paper and panel proposals on any aspect of English literary studies, we would like to encourage proposals that link practices of identity with productions of space. How have environmental perspectives and conflicts shaped literary traditions and aesthetic categories? What spaces (natural and man-made) do we find in works of literature or film and how do they participate in constructions of gender and sexuality? How do we define and address terms such as ¨race¨ and ¨ethnicity¨ in the contexts of digital technologies and environments?

Other possible topics might include but are not limited to:

Gender and Social Space
Cyborgs and Cybercultures
Victorians on the Road and Abroad
Cinematic Landscapes
Animals and Ecocriticism
Postmodernism and Ecopoetics
Humanism and the Posthuman
Transnational and Global Narratives
Cultural Identity and Literary Translation
Crossdressing and Border Crossing
Mobile Subjects and Travel Writing
Spaces of Thought, Cognitive Theory
Material Memories
Mapping the Body
Multi-ethnic Encounters and Urban Space

Presentations will be 15 minutes in length. Submission of 300-word
proposal in English (abstract only; no full papers) along with short bios should
be sent to by 10 March, 2011.