Thursday, 3 March 2011

CFP - 'Comparing: A Summer School', University College Cork, September 2011

Check out the Comparing conference/event held by University College Cork, 5th-9th September 2011 not just for a CFP but also for an intriguing networking event about comparative research.

The main blurb, copied from the event website:

Comparing will take place from 5 to 9 September 2011 in University College Cork, and will be open to doctoral and other research students in Irish universities and internationally. The School aims to encourage participants to reflect on the bearing of comparative research in their own disciplines, while at the same time engaging with disciplines other than their own and with new interdisciplinary developments where comparison is at issue as a methodology, an element of substantive investigations, a critical problem. Throughout the School, the focus will be critical debate: presentations by established researchers will deal with the state of the art of comparison in the light of ground-breaking projects, and each day will include a round-table discussion of the approaches under exploration and the problems they may pose.

Central to the programme will be presentations by doctoral students, which be invited from intending participants on the basis of a call for papers. We will welcome proposals for twenty-minute papers within one of the subject areas which the School embraces — literature, history of art, history, philosophy — as well as interdisciplinary or theoretical proposals. Proposals should be no longer than 500 words, and should include your name, institution, title of your doctoral project or dissertation, year of registration, and email, and should be sent to no later than 14 March 2011. Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee and the outcome will be notified to you no later than 28 March. Applications to the School will close on 29 April. An application should be forwarded with a proposal for a paper.

A number of bursaries will also be offered to participating doctoral students. Priority in awarding bursaries will be given to participants who are presenting papers. Bursaries will be paid on the basis of vouched expenses and will not in any case exceed a value of €300. Applications for bursaries must be made not later than 29 April 2011, and intending participants who submit proposals for papers should submit an application form and a bursary application at the same time.

The School will be offered to participating doctoral students for credit, subject to academic approval.

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