Conflict: Global Perspectives DEADLINE EXTENDED

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana State University
contact email: 

“Politics is commonly viewed as the practice of power or the embodiment of collective wills and interests and the enactment of collective ideas.”

“The syntagma ‘politics of literature’ means that literature ‘does’ politics as literature…”

-Jacques Rancière, “The Politics of Literature” (2010)


Conflict: Global Perspectives asks participants to consider the relationship between literature and language and conflict and, more importantly, how literature and language ‘do’ conflict, how they complicate and are complicated by notions and irreconcilabilities of gender, class, race, mood, emotion, genre, and aesthetics. Presentations treating conflicted/conflicting narrative, visual, and cinematic representations of unraveling communities, relationships, and environments are especially welcome.


We will gladly consider presentations in Spanish, Italian, English, French, and German. If you submit an abstract in a language other than English, please attach an English-language translation of this abstract.

We welcome abstract submissions of 250 words for 15-20-minute presentations (8-10 typed pages, double-spaced) by Dec. 31, 2022. Please submit abstract and brief bio to


Conference to take place virtually March 9-11, 2023.


We also welcome and encourage submissions on:

Ancient studies          Comparative and/or World Literature          Asian studies          Hispanic studies          French studies

Lusophone studies         Caribbean studies          African studies          African American studies          History          Political Science

Ecocriticism         Film studies           Psychology and literature         Arabic studies          Philosophy         Art history

Trauma studies         Interdisciplinary methodologies         Nineteenth Century           Victorian studies          Shakespeare

Reception theory         Indigenous studies           Literatures of the Americas          Exilic writing        Postcolonialism         Memory

Translation        Adaptation


Undergraduate students may apply to the general undergraduate CFP.


Following the conference, participants may submit their paper for consideration for publication in the Tête-a-tête conference proceedings.


Vol. 3 of LSU’s Comparative Woman Journal, to be published in 2023, will also accept nominations for the Best Essay Prize. The award will include publication in the volume and a certificate.