“Over the Horizon: Comparative Perspectives on Literature” International Conference

deadline for submissions: 
October 31, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

As Sarah Lawall stated in her essay, the world-literature perspective is not one, but multiple. By looking at literature comparatively, we can enrich our understanding of the historical and cultural context of the literary works, to look over the horizon of our own tradition and to see how cultures interact.The conference will consider the theory and the practice of comparative literature and will discuss the transformations and travels of literary genres and texts across time and space. It will explore the connections of literature with history, philosophy, politics, and literary theory, and study the intersections of literature with other cultural forms such as film, visual arts, music and media.Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • World literatures
  • Postcolonial literature
  • History of literature
  • Multilingualism in literature
  • Translations, adaptations, screenings
  • Literature and politics
  • Literature and philosophy
  • Literature and psychoanalysis
  • Literature and music
  • Literature and art
  • Literature and sciences
  • Literature and gender
  • Children's literature
  • Travel literature
  • Intertextuality and hypertextuality
  • Reception and transmission
  • Teaching literature

Paper proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 31 October 2019 to: comparative.literature@lcir.co.uk. Please download paper proposal form.Full registration fee – 100 GBPProvisional conference venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX