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7th Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature, University of Alberta
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Jay, Loyola University Chicago

The transnational turn in literary studies is a timely topic. As Paul Jay notes "[transnationalism] has reshaped literary and cultural studies," "productively complicated the nationalist paradigm," and "transformed the nature of the locations we study, and focused our attention on forms of cultural production that take place in the liminal spaces between real and imagined borders. This transformation has exploded under the forces of globalization." For the 7th-Annual Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta: Coordinates of Comparison we invite papers that explore and analyze the notion of Transnational Canons from a variety of interdisciplinary critical perspectives.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Definitions of Transnationalism and Transnational Literatures
Globalization and World Literature
Transnational Feminism and Gender Studies
Indigenous Narratives, Histories, and Politics
Postcolonial and Hybridity Studies
Exile, Emigré, and Diaspora Perspectives
Translation Theory and Practice
Politics-Economics of Publishing and Anthologizing Literature
Transnational Pop Culture, Film, Media
Digital Literature and Technology
Religious Influences and Anxieties
Book History as a Comparative Methodology

Please submit abstracts of no more than 200 words by January 31th, 2013 to Please check our website for updates and information: