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deadline for submissions: 
February 15, 2017
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Concordia University Graduate Colloquium


15th Annual Concordia English Graduate Colloquium

Concordia University Montreal




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March 17 | 18 | 2017


Imitation has, itself, become an art form. The 15th annual Concordia University English Graduate Colloquium aims to explore this art in its myriad forms. As such, we are calling for academic and hybrid submissions that engage with the contemporary culture of audience engagement vis‐à‐vis English literature – papers that engage with questions of authorship, fandom, adaptation, transmedia, interpretation, and interactivity.


We welcome papers on the following themes:  


  • Fan created content (Fanfiction, fanart, etc.)
  • Fandom as a cultural practice
  • Fan spaces (Fanfiction archives, conventions, message boards, etc.)
  • Transmedia literature
  • Cross‐culture adaptations and translations  
  • Collaborative & interactive storytelling  
  • Authorship & Ownership  
  • Restoration & Modernization  
  • Re‐interpretation as subversion
  • Satire
  • Literary Criticism




DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS has been extended to February 15, 2017 by 11:59 PM


We are now accepting 250‐300 word abstracts. Presentations will be a maximum of 20 minutes in length. Creative and hybrid proposals should address how the piece(s) engage(s) with the theme. Abstracts and questions can be sent to


We look forward to reading your submissions!