[Event] Online conference ‘World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation’

6-7 May 2021, University of Leuven

CETRA member Núria Codina is organising an international conference on “World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation”, which will take place online on 6 and 7 May 2021.

Conference website

Call for papers (abridged version)
The conference “World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation” will explore the multifaceted meanings of the minor from different disciplinary perspectives—as it is represented in literary texts (figuration), as it inflects patterns of mobility and reception (circulation), and as it marks processes of linguistic and cultural transfer (translation). The conference will work towards a critical, more inclusive understanding of the minor, both conceptually and methodologically.​​​​​​​

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 December 2020. Please send your proposal to minorliterature@kuleuven.be

Keynote speakers

Michael Cronin (Trinity College Dublin)

B. Venkat Mani (UW-Madison)

Francesca Orsini (SOAS)

Lyndsey Stonebridge (Birmingham)

Online format

In order to stimulate as much interaction as possible, the conference panels will consist of small working groups based on pre-circulated papers. The participants will have 5 minutes to summarize their paper. The presentations will be followed by a short response and a general discussion.

We plan to publish a selection of the papers in a thematic special journal issue and a book. The aim of the discussions is to establish common threads between the different topics and to work towards expanded versions of the papers suitable for publication.

Important dates
15 December 2020: deadline for abstract submission
15 January 2021: notification of acceptance
1 March 2021: deadline for online registration
20 April 2021: deadline for paper submission
6-7 May 2021: conference ​


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Online conference ‘World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation’ (6-7 May 2021, University of Leuven)