As one of the comparative literature representatives on the Pterodactilo team, I hope that all the bloggers and readers out there are considering submitting abstracts to GRACLS 2013, the tenth annual graduate conference in comparative literature at UT Austin. For this year’s conference, «What We Read,» we are asking for proposals situated at the intersection of materiality, narrative, and text. Themes include fan fiction and graphic novels, representations of space and place, archives, manuscripts, book history, and more. The call for papers is available online, or you can check out our tumblr for inspiration.
The conference will be held at UT on October 11-12.
The keynote speaker will be N. Katherine Hayles (Duke), a digital humanities scholar and author of, among other works, How We Became Posthuman and How We Think.