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Interface 2019 hosted by The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture (ICSLAC) presents (Un)bound: Interdisciplinary Dialogues graduate conference to be held on May 3rd and 4th at Carleton University, located on unceded Algonquin territory (Ottawa). This year’s theme (Un)bound invites graduate students, emerging scholars, and artists whose research or creative practice attempts to cross traditional borders and boundaries within the academic and artistic realms. (Un)bound will explore what it means to be bound by constraints whether real or imagined, as well as the possibilities and struggles that emerge when we risk creating and/or working outside of these structured confines. The conference will provide a congenial environment where participants can present interdisciplinary research and form professional connections with like-minded peers.

ICSLAC welcomes creative and defined submissions for research papers, panels, performances, and workshops from graduate students at the MA and Ph.D. levels, as well as from emerging and independent artists or scholars. We are interested in submissions that critically consider, but are not limited to:

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  • borders, boundaries, and mapping

  • migration and diaspora

  • identity

  • politics and political economy

  • decolonial/post-colonial methodologies and globalisms

  • interdisciplinarity in music, art, film, or literature

  • critical cultural theory

  • media and digital cultures

  • feminist and queer theories

  • interdisciplinary studies in education and pedagogy

  • memory studies and museology

  • environmental studies and ecocriticism



Keynote speaker: Dr. Lisa Lowe

Submission deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019
Contact: unboundconference2019@gmail.com

Proposals will be selected through a blind jury process. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and bio (max. 100 words) in the body of your email and attach an abstract (max. 300 words) with a list of keywords, without any identifying information, as a PDF file. If you are submitting a performance or workshop proposal, please outline the intended length and structure in your submission as well as capacity limitations.