Comparative Literature Association of Ireland (CLAI)
Second International Postgraduate Symposium

"Literature and the Arts"

Trinity College Dublin
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies
Friday 27th - Saturday 28th November 2009

The Second Postgraduate Symposium of the 
Comparative Literature Association of Ireland 
seeks to build on the success of last year's 
event. This year again it is hoped to gather 
together interested academics and postgraduates 
for purposes both of intellectual engagement and 
to share experiences on the more practical 
matters of conducting research and establishing a 

We therefore invite contributions on the broad 
theme of "Literature and the Arts". The 
conference will also host an 'open strand' in 
order to accommodate papers that do not fit the 
main topic. Workshops on the methodology of 
Comparative Literature, publishing and 
postgraduate training will be organized as part 
of the programme.

The conference is open not only to the broad 
community of postgraduate students in Comparative 
Literature, but also to all those who may be 
considering engaging in study or research in the 

Presentations, in English, will last 20 minutes, 
with 10 minutes for discussion. PowerPoint 
facilities will be available.

Abstracts in English (no more than 300 words) 
should be sent to Caitríona Leahy ([log in to unmask]) 
Marion Dalvai ([log in to unmask]) and Peter Arnds 
([log in to unmask]) by Friday 16th October.

Proceedings will be considered for an online 
publication on the CLAI website (


Dr Caitríona Leahy
Department of Germanic Studies,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2,

Tel: + 353 1 896 1107/1373
Fax: + 353 1 896 3762
Email: [log in to unmask]

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courses and research options, please see

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