[UPDATE] LITERARY ECOSYSTEMS AND NETWORKS: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO THE ARTS AND SOCIETY - Extended: January 15, 2012

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Comparative Literature Graduate Conference at University of Alberta
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The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Association invites proposals for papers and visual media projects for its 6th annual graduate conference at the University of Alberta on March 9-10, 2012. Originating from the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Comparative Literature students aim to bring together the literary ecosystems and networks from a variety of fields, using methodologies spanning different disciplines in relation to the arts and society in Canada and the world. We welcome comparative, theoretical, and applied participation that showcases the societal issues reflected in the arts and humanities research in different contexts.
Individual and panel presentations are welcome in the form of paper, film, photography, or mixed media projects. Please submit a 200-word abstract and a 60-word bio to clconf@ualberta.ca by January 15, 2012. Presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by a short discussion. Submissions and presentations are to be in English or French. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by the end of January 2012. We also welcome creative participations for our closing literary evening, "Narrating Society in Fiction and Photos." Kindly (re)visit the conference web page for updates on keynote speakers, venues, literary evening, and early registration details: https://sites.google.com/a/ualberta.ca/coordinatesofcomparison/