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First Interdisciplinary LLC Graduate Conference  
McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada - April 20-22

Call for papers:

EUROPE'S DIS/INTEGRATION: PLACE, BELONGING AND IDENTITY ACROSS AND BEYOND EUROPE (working title)

Keynote Speaker: Jeroen Dewulf, University of California - Berkeley

McGill’s First Interdisciplinary Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Graduate Student Conference seeks to 
question and discuss the making of a pan-European identity as well as to reflect on the impact of Europeanism 
in the world. In discussing these questions, the conference will also yield a forum for examining the 
proliferation of homeland narratives across and beyond Europe, and for exploring issues uniting or dividing 
continental, national, and regional loyalties. 

We encourage comparative, transnational, and interdisciplinary approaches to the theme Europe’s 
Dis/integration from scholars working in any field of the humanities. Possible topics include, but are not limited 
to:
•	      Portrayals of Europe in film, literature and the arts
•	      National, regional and transnational narratives on Europe
•	      Clashes of identity: Gender, class, nation
•	      Transatlantic dis/integration: Colonial and postcolonial perspectives on Europe and the Americas in 
                the literary, cinematic   and artistic tradition
•	      Islam in Europe
•	      Pan-European policy and its impact on economy, culture and identity
•	      Europe's East-West / North-South divides 
•	     “From the outside”: Non-European perspectives on Europe and Europeans in literature, film and the 
                arts
•	      Literary, historical or filmic representations of migration and integration
•	      Europe's legacy: Multi-linguism, multi-culturalism and plural identities across and beyond Europe
•	      From myth to reality: Europa’s Greek tragedy

Please submit all materials to [log in to unmask] by no later than January 5, 2012.

Abstracts for 20-minute presentations (in English) should be no more than 300 words. Submissions should not 
bear the author’s name. Please include the following information as a separate attachment: name, title of 
paper, department and university affiliation, phone number and e-mail address. Notification of acceptance will 
be sent to participants by late January 2012. The conference organizers will do their best to assist in securing 
accommodations for conference participants, and there will also be the option of staying with McGill graduate 
students. Further details will be provided at the time of acceptance.

For full abstract, please see the link.

Michel Mallet, PhD Candidate
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
McGill University, Montréal, Canada


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