Call for Papers: University of Glasgow, College of Arts Postgraduate Conference 2018

Call for Papers: University of Glasgow, College of Arts Postgraduate Conference 2018

Issued: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:54:00 GMT

Deadline 23/2/18

Event Date: 29-30 May

In Howard’s End, E. M. Forster calls for connections as one of the strongest panaceas to the ills of our troubled world: ‘Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its highest. Live in fragments no longer.’ Connection is an essential part of human existence which is expressed in different forms, and the modern world has become even more connected with the development of multiple technologies. However, the complexity of such connections means they are not always beneficial and can often be false or hazardous; they may even have conflicting impacts on people and their lives.

This conference invites postgraduates from all disciplines within Arts and Humanities to present papers on the theme of ‘Connections,’ with a view to exploring the different ways in which people, places, disciplines, and media connect and exchange knowledge, as well as the consequences or outcomes of these connections.

Papers could explore but are not limited to:

  • Human connections and relationships
  • Connections and reconnections with surroundings, spaces, and places
  • Consequences of disrupted, displaced, or severed connections
  • Innovative and unexpected connections
  • Connections between different media platforms or art forms
  • Adaptations and artistic influences
  • Forced or unwanted connections and forms of resistance
  • Emotional and mental connections and expression
  • Interdisciplinary connections
  • Connections within education
  • Cultural connections: benefits and challenges
  • Connections between social movements
  • Voiceless and invisible connections
  • Alternative methods of communication between individuals and/or groups
  • Connections between media, producers, audiences, and consumers
  • Connections between classic and modern languages and literature
  • Connections between different geographical locations
  • Connections between gender and sexuality
  • Connections between the past, the present, and the future
  • Forgotten or lost connections


All papers will be eligible from any disciplines related to Arts and Humanities. Please
email a 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper along with a 100-word biography to
guartspgconference@gmail.com by Friday 23rd February 2018. The organisers also welcome
creative presentations or performances that range beyond traditional academic papers.