Spaces of (Dis)location Conference Photos

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Last chance for changes!

Hello all,

Today is the last day that we will be able to accommodate changes to the programme before we print it. Please double-check that you are happy with it and we’ll get the final version online on Monday.

See you all soon!

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8 Days!

Registration for anyone wishing to attend the conference, but not present a paper has now closed.

We will shortly be printing the programmes, so if you have any changes that you would like us to make (for example, please check that we have spelled your name and the title of your paper correctly!), let us know ASAP.

Finally, the conference will be taking place in the Gilmorehill Centre and the Glasgow University Union. Have a look at the Maps and Travel section of this site if you are unsure where they are.


Looking forward to seeing you all very soon!

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Hello everyone,

Here is the programme.

We are getting very excited about the conference as it gets closer and I hope you’ll agree that the programme looks excellent.

See you there!

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Registration is now open for anyone who would like to attend the conference, but isn’t giving a presentation.

If you would like to come, please can you send an email to the conference email address ( before the 15th May.

Let us know which day(s) you wish to attend and whether you are interested in joining us at the conference dinner which will take place on the evening of Thursday 24th May and should cost around £15-20.

Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

We are currently working on the conference programme and we will post it up here as soon as it is finished.

NB, if you have already confirmed your attendance as a speaker, you do not need to register again.

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Confirmed Speakers

Thanks for all the abstracts we have received.  We’re all really looking forward to reading through them!

In the meantime, here’s some information about our confirmed speakers:

  • Dr Bashabi Fraser, Napier University. Dr Fraser specialises in postcolonial literature and theory with a particular interest in diasporic themes.
  • Prof Teresa Zackodnik, University of Alberta. Prof Zackodnick  studies many aspects of American Literature including African American literature, Asian American fiction and black feminisms.
  • Prof John Menaghan, Loyola Marymount UniversityProf Menaghan is a prize-winning poet and playwright who teaches literature and creative writing. He will be giving a reading of his poetry at the conference.



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ONE DAY left to submit an abstract for Spaces of (Dis)location!


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Six Days Left!

SIX DAYS to submit your abstracts to Spaces of (Dis)location!  We have received a number of high quality and interesting abstracts already and Spaces of (Dis)location is shaping up to be a very exciting event!

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Deadline reminder

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for submitting abstracts is two weeks today.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Call for Papers

Spaces of (Dis)location: Call for Papers

 The College of Arts, University of Glasgow, is excited to announce Spaces of (Dis)location, a two-day multidisciplinary graduate conference taking place on 24th – 25th May 2012.

As national and cultural boundaries are blurred in our increasingly global society, the ideas of space and location – whether physical or metaphysical, real or imaginary – are evolving. This notion provides the stimulus for a conference that we hope will inspire creativity and debate across many subjects in the arts and humanities.

A major aim of this conference is to foster networks and connections across different institutions and subjects.  It is also our intention to publish an edited volume with articles from this conference through the University of Glasgow’s international postgraduate research journal eSharp.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ideas of space: physical and imaginary
  • Globalization
  • Localism
  • Cultural and natural spaces
  • Adaptation (literary, linguistic, cinematic, etc.)
  • Cultural diaspora
  • Immigration
  • Spaces of performance
  • The space of the body

We welcome submissions of abstracts for papers in the classic 20-minute format, but are also keen to accept different presentation formats. There will be a poster session and a Pecha Kucha session on each day of the conference and we would welcome your submissions in these formats too.

A Pecha Kucha presentation consists of 20 slides, each shown for exactly 20 seconds, so the entire presentation will therefore last 6 minutes and 40 seconds. It is an engaging and challenging format for researchers at every stage of their career, but provides a particularly creative format for those just starting their research to receive feedback on their project design and initial findings.

The poster sessions will take place during the conference lunch break. Participants will have the opportunity to briefly introduce their poster and then the posters will all be on display during the break.

In addition to the poster and Pecha Kucha formats, we will also accept proposals for short performances or films which reflect the themes of the conference. If you wish to submit such a proposal, please also provide us with any technical specifications that your piece will require.

Please submit abstracts or proposals of no more than 250 words as e-mail attachments to:  Please include a 50 word biography and specify which presentation format you would like to employ.

Deadline for submissions is Friday 9th March 2012.

Please note, there is no fee to attend this conference, but it will be necessary to register. Registration will open at the end of April and further details will be available here nearer the time.

We are currently considering the possibility of providing a small travel grant for speakers. Nothing is confirmed at the moment, but we will update the site with this information when we have it.


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