Call for Proposals | Displacement and Diaspora: Seeking a modern understanding of the terms

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End: May 14, 2023
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Conference Date: September 29-September 30, 2023 

Location: The Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (235 Queen’s Key West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 

Hosts: Humber College and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) 


This conference seeks to explore displacement and the concept of diaspora through an interdisciplinary lens. We are seeking analyses of the causes of displacement, and we want to hear stories from and about the diaspora. Whether it be studies of diasporic literature, analyses of environmentally-influenced migration, or glimpses into what it means to be part of a digital diaspora, we are seeking to have our understanding of the terms diaspora and displacement challenged and reshaped.  


Our conference committee welcomes individual presentation proposals of 300 words, and panelproposals (3 people max) of 900 words, based on any of the above themes. This will be the ninth annual Humber@TIFA interdisciplinary conference held by Humber College’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences in association with the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world. TIFA is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto’s major cultural and artistic venues. 

Submit your proposal and a brief bio online by May 14, 2023: