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Participants : 
  • Ariella Azoulay, "Errata," Professor, Modern Culture and Media, Department of Comparative Literature, Brown University 
Event Date: 
March 13, 2020
Event Time: 
9:00am to 6:00pm
Michigan League and Palmer Commons
Event Tags: 

CANCELED/POSTPONED as of 3/11/20 - please check the sponsoring organization's website for updates:


Friday, March 13

9am-12pm: Panels at Michigan League

2pm-4:40pm: Keynote: "Errata" at Michigan League 

4:40pm-6pm: Film Screening: "Un-documented- Unlearning Imperial Plunder" at Palmer Great Lakes South 

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Join us for the 24th annual Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference (CLIFF) at the University of Michigan, with keynote speaker Ariella Azoulay.

The polemic around narratives of migration, the medium in which they evolve and the events they correspond to, expose a deep contradiction. We see globalization and digital media accelerating the circulation of ideas, people and material goods. But at the same time, governments across the world are making ever bolder attempts to delimit this circulation through state-sanctioned xenophobia and censorship. This year, CLIFF hopes to investigate the visibility, narratives, and media of migration. We aim to explore circulation in all its forms—bodies, ideas, and material goods—through its various manifestations in the arts, critical theory, and new media.

CLIFF is organized entirely by graduate students in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. It has been the central event of our department since its inception in 1996. With its dedication to interdisciplinarity and intellectual rigor, it embodies the values that form the basis of Comparative Literature. Each year, the conference brings together faculty and graduate students across different institutions, disciplines and fields of interest, in order to facilitate a productive and meaningful dialogue on that year’s theme.

CLIFF 2020 is organized by Luiza Duarte Caetano, Amanda Kubic, Júlia Irion Martins, Marina Mayorski, and Dylan Ogden.

Co-Sponsored by: Department of Comparative Literature, Modern Greek Program, Classical Studies, American Culture, Film, Television, and Media Studies, History of Art, DAAS, English, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Armenian Studies Program, Eisenberg Institute, Museum Studies, Anthropology, Asian Languages and Cultures, History, Lingiuistics, Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG)