15/7/2019 – CFP: On the move

Eighth Biennial Graduate Student Conference @ University of British Columbia.

What, when & where

25-26 October 2019, Vancouver, Canada
On the move: narratives of displacement, travel and mobilities

Keynote Speaker: Simon Harel (University of Montreal)

As we observe phenomena of human flow and intensified technological communication permeating our daily life and imagination, this international graduate student conference invites young scholars to investigate contemporary Francophone and Hispanic literature and culture under the paradigm of mobilities.

In the emerging field of Mobilities Studies, research and theoretical works have stemmed from a wide range of both social science disciplines and humanities disciplines: mainly anthropology, urban studies, transportation studies, postcolonial studies and history. We aim to generate discussions on the new forms of mobilities, on the ways we give meanings to migration and displacement, and on how globalized and local network transforms our identity construction and cultural understandings. We welcome papers that explore the movement and mobilities across various media and art forms, including (but not limited) to literature, film, mass media, comics, theatre, dance, performance and art.

Deadline & how to apply

Submissions in English, French, and Spanish will be considered. Abstracts (250 words maximum), which include the paper title, your academic affiliation, and contact information, must be submitted to the FHIS GSC Organizing Committee by no later than July 15, 2019 to the following address: fhis.gsc@gmail.com. Individual presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes in duration. Please note that we also encourage the submission of abstracts for panels of presentations.

Other info, Links & conditions

For further information, feel free to go to the official GSC website (https://gsc2019onthemove.wordpress.com) or contact the Organizing Committee directly at fhis.gsc@gmail.com.


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