The 2013 British Comparative Literature Association Conference explores the theme of migration, understood as the migration of various kinds of texts, stories, and myths across cultures and time, media, genres and species, as well as the migrations of peoples across lands, seas, and worlds.
It concerns itself with odysseys, expeditions, quests, transits; departures, destinations, arrivals, Heimat; globetrotting, globalectics; borders, boundaries, crossings; exile, displacement, Diaspora; nomads, refugees, sailors, pirates, Argonauts; worlding, world-litting; glossolalia, polyphonies, palimpsests; re-telling, reinscription, re-visioning; transmedia, cross-genre, adaptation; metamorphosis, mutation, metempsychosis.
The conference includes panels, plenary sessions, readings, and key note addresses, as well as a special strand Through Dido's Eyes: The Arab Spring in Literature and the Arts.
Online registration for Migration is now available.
Rosi Braidotti, University of Utrecht
Michael Cronin, Dublin City University
Abdelfattah Kilito, University of Rabat
Maria Tatar, Harvard University
Marina Warner, University of Essex
Conference organising committee
Sanja Bahun, Clare Finburgh, Karin Littau, with Robin Mackenzie, Jak Peake, Karen Seago and Marina Warner
Rosalind Green, with Danielle Mortimer and Sean Seeger
The British Comparative Literature Association is offering a small number of bursaries (max. £50 per person) towards the cost of attending the conference to its postgraduate members.
Please send us your name, affiliation, a short biographical statement and brief details of how participation in BCLA 2013 Migration would help with your research.
Applicants must first explore the possibility of funding from their own institutions, and inform us in the same document whether they are receiving funding from these or other sources.
Please note you have to be a current member of BCLA to be eligible for a BCLA bursary.
Please send your application as a Word document to Dr Sanja Bahun, University of Essex: email@example.com.