Fraker Graduate Conference (University of Michigan, Oct. 6-7, 2023)

deadline for submissions: 
June 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

We are very excited to share our Call for Papers for the 2023 Charles F. Fraker Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. This year’s conference will be titled, "Dis/continuities: Unsettling Memory and Time" and will take place on October 6 and 7, 2023.

This conference proposes a critical reflection on the relationship between memory and time - in particular, the challenges of thinking beyond or at the threshold of binary ways of understanding this relationship. The theme of this year's conference encourages ways of suspending traditional mechanisms of reading as well as absolute and universal norms of historical comprehension, revision, and research within this context. We are excited to further explore the relationship between memory and time through the work of our keynote speaker, Eduardo Cadava, Professor of English at Princeton University. 

We welcome abstracts of 250-300 words for papers in English or any Romance language that engages the fields, themes, and media mentioned in the CFP. We encourage scholarly investigations in the form of academic papers and alternative forms of inquiry such as hybrid prose, poetry, performance, photography, or film. Works may deal with Romance literary or cultural studies as well as other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

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Full CFP: