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Confutati 2011 “Dissemi(nations): Embedded Identities in Cultural 


The graduate students from the Department of Languages and Literature at 
the University of Utah invite you to their 6th annual interdisciplinary 
conference on April 8 & 9, 2011. This year‟s theme is “Dissemi(nations): 
Embedded Identities in Cultural Con/Texts.”

We aim to examine various modes of expression that arise as cultures are 
located, isolated and relocated. From migration to segregation to 
division by ethnicity, religion or lifestyle, how are identities 
separated from and embedded into mainstream cultures? Through music and 
poetry, visual arts and mixed literature, what cultural artifacts write 
themselves into their present cultural context? How do the „host‟ 
cultures read these new voices into their own identity, and how do they 
write them off?

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Martin Puchner (Harvard University) “World 
Literature and the Creation of Literary Worlds”

Confutati invites graduate students working on any world literature and 
cultural productions to submit their abstracts. Topics include but are 
not limited to:

Translation Hybridity Travel narratives
Orientalism Displacement Globalization
Cosmopolitanism Deterritorialization Migration and Exile

Submit abstracts (250-300 words) to [log in to unmask] no later 
than February 1st, 2011. Presentations should be in English and time is 
limited to 20 minutes. Presented papers will be considered for 
publication in our academic journal, the Utah Foreign Language Review. 
For more information go to

Karin Baumgartner
Associate Professor German
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Languages and Literature
University of Utah
1400 LNCO
255 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-585-3001
Fax: 801-581-7581
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The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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