LLC Graduate Student Conference “Violence and Alterity”

I am proud to be part of the organizing committee of the very first LLC graduate student conference at McGill!

The LLC Graduate Student Conference “Violence and Alterity” (21-22 September 2018) is a a joint effort of the graduate students in Hispanic, German, Russian, and Italian Studies at the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
This two day conference features a variety of presentations by international graduate students and a roundtable of writers from each of the languages in the department. We want to provoke cross-cultural, transnational and multilingual discussion about violence in the humanities with a focus on literary studies, which we hope will bring together students and scholars in a variety of fields and research areas.
 
Since this conference aims to facilitate reflection and cultural intervention in the debate on violence and alterity, the diversity of the contributors and their contributions is fundamental. We therefore invite scholars in Women’s and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Literature, Translation, Media Studies.
 
The official opening ceremony will take place on September 21 at 4:30 o’clock in Arts W-120 (Arts Building, 853, rue Sherbrooke Ouest), McGill University with a keynote by Professor Eliot Borenstein (NYU), followed by a reception snacks and beverages.
 
On Saturday we will have presentations organized in panels such as:
 
Material, Post-human and Anti-human approaches to violence and alterity
Violence, literature and subjectivity
Linguistic mediations of violence
Bodily violence: submission and resistance
The Other and everyday violence
 
On Saturday evening we invite you to join us for a roundtable with the writers Roberto Bui (Wu Ming 1), Alex Averbuch, Ulrich Peltzer, who will discuss the role of violence in their works. 
Find all relevant information, the program and locations on the conference website!