[UPDATE] British Comparative Literature Association MIGRATION conference July 8-11 2013, Essex, UK - DEADLINE: 15 December 2012

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British Comparative Literature Association XIII International Conference
July 8-11 2013, University of Essex, United Kingdom



The BCLA invites conference papers on the theme of migration, understood as the migration of texts, stories, and myths across cultures and time, media, genres and species, as well as the migrations of peoples across lands, seas, and worlds. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following: borders, boundaries, crossings, exile, displacement, Diaspora; nomads, refugees, sailors, pirates, argonauts; odysseys, expeditions, quests, transits, departures, destinations, arrivals, Heimat; worlding, world-litting, globetrotting, globalectics; glossolalia, polyphonies, palimpsests, re-telling, reinscription, re-visioning; transmedia, cross-genre, adaptation; metamorphosis, mutation, metempsychosis.

Deadline for submission of proposals (for individual papers or panels): 15 December 2012. Please send proposals, no longer than 250 words, and a brief biographical statement to: bcla2013@essex.ac.uk.

Rosi Braidotti, University of Utrecht
Michael Cronin, Dublin City University
Abdelfattah Kilito, University of Rabat, Morocco
Maria Tatar, Harvard University
Marina Warner, University of Essex (Presidential Address)

In collaboration with the British School at Rome and the School for Libyan Studies, and supported by British Academy, the BCLA Migration conference will include a dedicated strand of panels, readings, and performances entitled "Through Dido's Eyes: The Arab Spring in Literature and the Arts".

For further information please contact bcla2013@essex.ac.uk
or visit http://www.essex.ac.uk/lifts/migration/Default.htm