In an era where technology and social media are claimed to help in breaking/dissolving boundaries and creating a unified globe, borders continue to exist. Some of these are physical, imaginary and psychological reflected in language, literature, linguistics and the arts. It is still a world where barriers and borders are constructed or reconstructed. Intersections of different kinds of borders, such as those of ethnicity, class and gender, are among the prominent features of our world, and so are different forms of interdisciplinarity and multimodality. Admittedly, attempts at crossing existing borders are constantly made, sometimes with great success, other times with utter failure.
The Fourteenth International Symposium on Comparative Literature invites scholars to share their thoughts in the following areas of research, which include, but are not limited to:
Migration, Landscape and Identity
Refugee Issues Nomadism
Myth, Fantasy and Folklore Translation
Digital Humanities Beyond Borders
The National, the International and the Transnational
Submission of Abstracts by: 15 April 2018
Responses will be sent by: 15 May 2018
Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not previously presented at any other conference.
Presentations may be in one of the following forms:
Papers (20 minutes)
Panels and Workshops (45 minutes)
The languages of the Symposium are English and Arabic.
Registration fees (cash only at venue)
Non-Egyptian participants: 100 Euro (does NOT include accommodation)
Faculty members at Egyptian universities and foreign residents in Egypt: 300 EGP
Postgraduate students: 150 LE
The registration fees include two social and cultural events but do
not include publication of paper (if accepted).
To participate in the symposium, complete the form below and send it to: