Canadian Comparative Literature Association

Association #38
Canadian Comparative Literature Association (CCLA)
Conference dates: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 to Tuesday, June 2, 2020
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CCLA #38 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
Bridges are powerful symbols. The German group of early 20th century expressionists chose the name Die Brücke to suggest connections across time. Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa evoke feminist discourse on the body with their title This Bridge Called My Back. We associate uncomfortable circumstances with the use of the word in crossing the bridge when we get to it, or in burning bridges. More frequently, however, it implies a defeat of obstacles. As connections between shores or hills, bridges allow for the continuation of journeys. Figuratively speaking, they are at the core of comparatist work. At Congress 2020, CCLA-ACLC will explore research related to the theme “Bridging Divides and Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism via Comparative Literature.” Confirmed plenary speaker: George Elliott Clarke
How does Comparative Literature mediate between divides pertaining to language, culture, race, genre, gender, sexuality, media, periods, and movements? To what extent does Comparative Literature address the divides between human and other-than-human, or post-human textualities? What are the ways in which Comparative Literature investigates cinema and digital storytelling? How does it confront colonialism and anti-Black racism?
Call-for-papers deadline: 
December 15, 2019
President's Reception: 
May 31, 2020
Program Chairs: 
Doris Hambuch, United Arab Emirates University
Local Arrangement Coordinators: 
John Vanderheide, Huron University, Yan Lu, Western University

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