[csaa-forum] Postgrad cfp - 'Intersections' (UNSW, Oct 6 2005)

Benjamin Miller b.miller at student.unsw.edu.au
Thu Jul 28 23:54:38 CST 2005

The School of English at the University of New South Wales (Australia) would 
like to announce the call for papers for their annual postgraduate symposium. 
This year's theme is


October 6, 2005 at UNSW Kensington Campus, Sydney, Australia.

Intersections are moments and sites of exchange, evaluation, definition, 
comparison, textual encounter and collision. The School of English SYMPOSIUM 
XII welcomes proposals from local, interstate and international postgraduate 
students and early-career researchers displaying any critical approach to the 
theme (creative pieces – complete or proposed – are especially welcome, as a 
reading and discussion panel is envisaged). The following categories are 
suggested and aim to invite presenters from a broad range of disciplines:

-Silence, Subversion and Survival
-Intercultural dialogues and exchanges
-Theoretical crossovers
-Conversations between Self and Other in Personal Narratives
-Violence, Memory and Text
-Presence and Absence in the Native Text
-Border Crossings and Diasporas 
-Sacred and Secular Textual Spaces
-Experimentalism or Theory in Creative Writing
-Geography, Segregation and Self-Determination
-Tradition, Migration and Diaspora
-Deviance, Repression and Transgression
-Body, Desire and Literature
-Nostalgia, Memory and Representation
-Ecocritical Perspectives across Genres
-Death, Trauma and Literature
-Psychoanalytical Readings of Cultural Events
-Conceptualising the City and Cultural Space

These categories are guidelines only. Papers on any topic will be considered. 
The Symposium provides the ideal forum for postgraduates to share their ideas 
and receive constructive feedback within a supportive environment. There will 
be plenty of opportunities for networking. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea 
will be provided.

Abstracts should be 250 words and include a working title, a short 
biographical note, institutional/university affiliation, and e-mail address. 
Papers will be limited to 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and 

Abstracts are due on September 6. Decisions will be notified by email within 
one week. If required (for funding, international flight bookings, etc), 
abstracts may be submitted earlier for an earlier response - please notify the 
conveners if this is the case. Abstracts or queries to:

Blanca Tovías (blanca.tovias at unsw.edu.au), OR

Benjamin Miller (b.miller at student.unsw.edu.au)

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