Reading Across Cultures
New Comparative Approaches in a Globalized World
This year’s Postgraduate Forum “Postcolonial Narrations” will take place at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, September 21-23, 2014.
The conference focuses on comparative approaches to postcolonial anglophone literatures and cultures in an era of globalization. PhD students and Postdocs who work in the fields of anglophone literatures and cultures, postcolonial studies and cultural studies are invited to present research that employs, discusses or problematizes transcultural, transnational or transregional frameworks. The conference aims to provide a platform for exchanging ideas, presenting research, and constructively discussing current projects with other young scholars in the fields.
The conference will feature a keynote by Susan Arndt (University of Bayreuth), and a reading by South African novelist Troy Blacklaws. We also intend to foster a dialogue between academic researchers and professionals from the publishing industry with a panel discussion on the promotion, translation, and reception of postcolonial literature in the German public.
The call for papers closed June 22, 2014. However, young researchers (master-, doctoral-, or post-doctoral level) interested in the conference theme are warmly invited to join the discussion without a paper. If you are interested in participating without a paper, please register by sending an e-mail with your name and institutional affiliation to postcolonial.narrations(at)gmail.com.
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