The conference “World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation” will explore the multifaceted meanings of the minor from different disciplinary perspectives—as it is represented in literary texts (figuration), as it inflects patterns of mobility and reception (circulation), and as it marks processes of linguistic and cultural transfer (translation). The conference will work towards a critical, more inclusive understanding of the minor, both conceptually and methodologically.

By placing the minor at the centre of the debate and exploring the interactions between its multiple meanings, scales and dimensions, the conference will recalibrate the divergence between major and minor and investigate the implications of this divide for the representation, circulation and translation of minority.

While the conference is wider in scope, the concept of “minor literature” has also been frequently applied (and discussed) within Iberian literatures. This conference therefore offers the possibility of placing those discussions and analysis in a global context.

Important dates:

  • 15 December 2020: deadline for abstract submission
  • 15 January 2021: notification of acceptance
  • 1 March 2021: deadline for online registration
  • 20 April 2021: deadline for paper submission
  • 6-7 May 2021: conference

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