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Coding/Decoding/Recoding: 21st Annual Graduate Student Conference (presented by the Graduate Programs in Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, and Theory & Criticism at Western University)

Western University, London, Ontario
Categories: Postcolonial, Graduate Conference, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, French, Lingustics, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, World Literatures, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2019-03-14 to 2019-03-16 Abstract Due: 2019-01-14

“The word in language is half someone else´s. It becomes “one´s own” only when
the speaker populates it with his own intention, his own accent, when he
appropriates the word” Mikhail Bakhtin

Coding/Decoding/Recoding provides a space to present scholarship that translates,
remediates, reimagines, or revisits bodies of thought, borders, and identities. The
graduate committee for this conference is looking for papers illustrating practices that
unsettle the conventions of how scholarship is practiced and how histories are written.
This includes matters of semiotics, hermeneutics, translation, representation,
signification, subversion and transgression. This topic is a stimulus to highlight the
necessity of renegotiating hierarchical structures, the urgency of rereading and
reframing canonical texts, and the possibility of creating strategies for transdisciplinary
communication and collaboration. We seek scholarship that revises its own disciplinary
standards or that seeks to produce new ones, as well as scholarship that treats spaces,
bodies, thoughts, and histories as texts that can be coded, decoded or recoded anew in
order to further our understandings of their significance (both historical and
If you are interested, we encourage submissions representative of a wide variety of
topics in the Arts and Humanities and affiliated disciplines including but not limited to:

Negotiating methodological differences between disciplines or paradigms
Problems of meaning making in translation studies
Hermeneutic approaches to texts
Manipulation of texts linguistic, visual, or otherwise
Contemporary and/or decolonial constructions of gender
New approaches to historiography
Articulating affect and non-normative experience

Related fields of interest may include: comparative literature, cultural studies, digital
humanities, disabilities studies, environmental studies, film studies, history, linguistics,
literary studies, philosophy, postcolonial studies, queer and gender studies, media
studies, theory & criticism, visual arts, and women's studies.

We invite those interested in delivering a 20-minute presentation to submit abstracts of
no more than 300 words to coding.decoding.recoding@gmail.com by January 14,
2019. Please include your name, abstract keywords, institutional affiliation, technical
requirements, and a 50-word bio in your email. Abstracts and presentations in English,
Spanish, and French are welcome.