Travelling Narratives: Modernity and the Spatial Imaginary
International Symposium at the University of Zurich, 29 November – 1 December 2013
Call for papers
We welcome submissions for 20-minute papers in English that may address, but need not be limited to, the following areas:
• Space and displacement
• Travel narratives
• Home and exile
• Islands and maritime spaces
• Narrative space
• Liminal spaces and border zones
• Border crossings
• Utopia, heterotopia, dystopia
• Space and vision
• Space and the writing self, space and autobiography
• Spaces of exchange
• Theories of space and place
The conference fee will be 80 Swiss Francs.
Prof. Dr. Tom Conley (Harvard, USA)
Prof. Dr. Andrew Thacker (Leicester, UK)
Dr. Robert T. Tally Jr. (San Marcos, USA)
The conference will be held in cooperation with the international Border Aesthetics group based at the University of Tromsø (Norway) and the research group Spaces of Language and Literature from the University of Tampere (Finland).
Please send an abstract of 200-300 words and a short biographical note to Johannes Riquet ( ) and Elizabeth Kollmann ( ).
Deadline for proposals: 10 July 2013