A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations

The 11th Biennial Conference: Transatlantic Returns & Revisions

Daemen College/University at Buffalo, Amherst, New York USA,
Thursday, July 6th to Sunday, July 9th, 2017.

The 11th Biennial Symbiosis Conference

Returns & Revisions: The Eastward Counterflow from New World to Old

Keynote Speakers:

Eve Tavor Bannet, George Lynn Cross Professor of English, University of Oklahoma

Jahan Ramazani, University Professor and Edgar F. Shannon Professor of English, University of Virginia

Venue: Daemen College and the University at Buffalo, Amherst, New York, USA

Dates: Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th July, 2017

The editors of Symbiosis, the Conference Directors, and Daemen College’s and the University at Buffalo’s Departments of English invite proposals for panels and individual papers of twenty-minute length, which engage a wide variety of transatlantic and/or transnational topics in the literatures and cultural histories of the Atlantic world. Especially welcome are presentations on the conference theme, Returns and Revisions: the eastward counterflow from New World to Old and revisionary literary texts and views on the discipline of Transatlantic Studies. Submissions are actively encouraged from all scholars and students of literary and cultural history and representation from every period from the earliest settlement right through to the present, including indigenous responses to imperial discourses.

Possible topics include Cosmopolitanism–Old World and New; transatlanticizing genre, transatlantic collaborations, reception and influence, hemispheric versus transatlantic studies, Queer Atlantic, revisiting the Black Atlantic three decades on, travel literature, indigeneity in Old World versus New, settler colonialism from a comparative perspective.

Please submit 200–300 word abstracts with academic affiliation and contact details in Microsoft Word attachments by 3rd March, 2017 to both Conference Directors, Prof. Robert Morace (Daemen College) and Prof. Carrie Bramen (U at Buffalo): and Add ‘Symbiosis 2017 Proposal’ to the subject line of your message, an essential detail since messages will be sorted automatically using this search term.

All inquiries are welcome; early acceptance may be possible if required for institutional or similar funding to facilitate attendance. Symbiosis cannot offer bursaries or fee waivers but will offer a reduced early rate. Further details will be posted on this site, the Symbiosis website and its Facebook page. See variously:!/pages/Glasgow-United-Kingdom/Symbiosis-a-Journal-of-Anglo-American-Literary-Relations/313163095816