(An)Aesthetic of Absence

March 8-10, 2012
Alumni Hall, Victoria College

University of Toronto 

Featuring Keynote Addresses by:
J. Hillis Miller (University of California, Irvine)
Anne-Lise François (University of California, Berkeley)
Rebecca Comay (University of Toronto)

 The 23rd annual conference of the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto will be held from March 8-10, 2012, and will focus on the concept of “Absence”: the aesthetics, ethics, and politics of that which is not present. Following from last year’s conference, “Iconoclasm,” we now consider not that which has been broken, but that which is simply—and yet profoundly—absent.
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Contact us: conference.complit@utoronto.ca

(An)Aesthetic of Absence is generously supported by:
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
The Centre for Comparative Literature
The Department of Anthropology
Canadian Studies (University College)
The Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies
The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
The Centre for the Study of the United States
The Comparative Literature Students’ Union
Undergraduate Drama (University College)
The Department of East Asian Studies
Equity Studies (New College)
The Department of French
The Department of German
The School of Graduate Studies
The Graduate Students’ Union
The Department of Italian Studies & the Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies
Literary Studies (Victoria College)
The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
The Department of Philosophy
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese
St. Michael’s College
Victoria College & University