Abstract Submission for Compass: The UGA Comparative Literature Forum

Sat 24 - Sun 25 October 2015
University of Georgia - Athens, GA

This year’s theme will be Narratives and Metamorphosis: Forms and Transformations. It will explore the fluidity of narratives and the different forms they can take. Though narratives evolve and change over time, in different spaces, and through various media, the motivations – or impulse – behind narrative and self-expression is constant and universal. We seek to understand the dynamics of these transformations and variations, and engage with the narrative in both a literary and interdisciplinary way.

We seek papers that explore the forms and manifestations of the narrative in various cultures, media, and contexts. Some examples of topics that papers can address are:

• Narratives and Identity
• Narratives and Memory
• Postcolonial Narratives
• Narrative and Feminism
• Narratives and Sexuality
• Narratives of Marginality
• Narratives of Liminality
• Narratives in Popular Culture and Media
• Science Fiction and Speculative Narratives
• Travel Narratives
• Oral Narratives
• Narratives and Digital Media/ Cyber Space
• Narrative and Globalization
• Special Panel on Narratology

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