UPDATE: The Politics of Memory (grad) (1/9/06; 3/31/06-4/2/06)

full name / name of organization: 
The Politics of Memory

The Centre for Comparative Literature

at the University of Toronto

invites abstracts for its 17th annual graduate student

The Politics of Memory

to be held from

March 31st to April 2, 2006.

UPDATE: Susan Rubin Suleiman will be the keynote

Papers may address interdisciplinary issues related
to, but not limited to, the following questions:


   In what ways does literature illuminate the
historical construction and remembering of particular
identities, events, and nations?
   How do different genres and media (poetry, theatre,
film, graphic novels, etc.) depict history? How does
their language (verbal, visual, etc.) influence or
challenge collective historical memories?
   How do different readers receive a historical
narrative? What happens when one reader is more
familiar with the depicted historical event?
   What is the responsibility of the author/reader
toward history as it concerns real people and events?
   How does interdisciplinarity today offer new
techniques for studying the relationships among
literature, memory, and history, as well as their
political implications?


Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to


by January 9, 2006.


Graduate students from various disciplines are
encouraged to apply. Please observe the following
procedures to enable blind peer review: 1) attach a
short biographical note on a separate page, 2) do not
include your name on the same page as your abstract,
and 3) type ?abstract? in the subject line of your
email. Also, indicate at the end of your abstract if
you will require any special resources for your


Papers may be given in English or French with
citations in any language. The Centre will publish a
selection of papers from the conference in TRANSverse:
A Comparative Studies Journal.


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Literature, please visit:


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