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UCL Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference 2014: 'Distance and Proximity'

Start: Jun 26, 2014 09:00 AM
End: Jun 27, 2014 07:00 PM

Location: Room 347, SSEES 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW


The conference features papers by postgraduate students across a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines whose work offers perspectives relating to the concept(s) of Distance and Proximity. In particular, these are papers that interrogate these notions in an interdisciplinary manner and explore their critical possibilities.

We invite graduate researchers working in fields related to European languages, cultures, and society to respond to this critical interrogation, and in doing so, reflect on how concepts of distance and proximity operate in different theoretical contexts, and whether interconnections between various fields may be achieved or disconnections rendered productive.

The conference will be structured into chaired panels whose organisation reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the conference and an attempt to approach ideas of distance and proximity from a variety of theoretical perspectives and across orthodox disciplinary boundaries.


  • Artistic Practice & Distance
  • Construction of Space
  • Cultural Translation
  • Ethnicity, Identity & Language
  • Gender: Heteroflexibility, Feminist Linguistics & the Body
  • Physical space in Art & Literature

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Andrew Leak (Professor of French at UCL)
  • Dr Rosa Mucignat (Lecturer in Comparative Literature at King's College London)

Further Information

A selection of papers from the conference will be published online in the second edition of Tropos, a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal based in UCL.

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