Literary Exchanges

deadline for submissions: 
December 5, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Gradaute Conference


Date: February 16-17, 2018

Location: McGill University, 

Montréal, Québec,


The McGill University English Department’s Twenty-Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference invites submissions considering exchanges in literature, performance, and culture. While this conference aims to highlight the value systems inherent in the concept of exchange, it also aims to problematize the reciprocity the word implies. Our conference asks: how do texts and cultures interact with each other? How does reading intertextually impact our understanding of the objects, performances, and texts we study? How might the term “exchange” contain certain axioms or assumptions that we can better understand by shifting our perspective?

We invite submissions by graduate students from all disciplines addressing, but not limited to,thefollowingtopics:

  • ●  Communities:interpretive,textual,epistolary,andliterary

  • ●  Audiences,fans,andreceptionstudies

  • ●  Translationandadaptation

  • ●  Mentorsandpatrons

  • ●  Transnationalism,globalization,andpostcolonialism

  • ●  Printculture,bookhistory,andmarginalia

  • ●  Palaeography,coteries,andmanuscripts

  • ●  Recoverywork

  • ●  Biography,memoirs,andlifewriting

  • ●  Commentariesandreviews

  • ●  Debates,feudsandrivalries

  • ●  Collectionsandanthologies

  • ●  Magazines,periodicalsandseriality

  • ●  Networksandsociability

  • ●  Diasporaanddisplacement

  • ●  Gender,sexuality,andqueerstudies

  • ●  Raceandclass

  • ●  Literaryformsandgenres 

Presentations will primarily be in English, but we welcome submissions and presentations in French. Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words and a bio of 100 words to 

Conference Website: 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gregory Betts