Conférences d'associations

Association canadienne de littérature comparée

Association N° 38
Association canadienne de littérature comparée (ACLC)
Dates de conférence : 
Dimanche 27 mai 2018 - Mardi 29 mai 2018
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Comparatists have championed diversity as a mark of research excellence for generations. However, this commitment has been under threat from a broad revaluation of knowledge across the university, and by the demand, often voiced by outside forces, to legitimize our existence. As such, diversity in academic research has been framed as both the enemy and the antidote, increasingly subject to contradictory impulses and vested interests.

Given these circumstances, collective assumptions regarding ""diversity"" as an end-in-itself should perhaps be at the forefront of our rethinking of what we do as scholars and researchers in the 21st century. Should diversity continue to serve as a foundation for our work in Comparative Literature, and if so, should we best position this foundation as a goal, expectation, platitude, or survival mechanism? Are there instances in the current conjuncture where diversity and uniformity co-exist? To what extent can diversity be refashioned as an important methodological insight, cornerstone of critical pedagogy, or model for engagement and participation in the wider world?

Topics:

Comparative literature; Cultural studies; Languages; Media studies

Programme : 

disponible à partir du printemps 2018

Mise à jour : 2018-05-22
Date limite des invitations à présenter des communications : 
Le 15 janvier 2018
Réception du recteur : 
Le 27 mai 2018
Responsables de programme : 

Joshua Synenko, Trent University

Coordonnateurs locaux/Coordonnatrices locales : 

Chris Bundock, University of Regina