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Emigration and Exile from Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century
Toronto, February 2000

The Association of Slavic Graduate Students in conjunction with the
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of
Toronto is currently accepting proposals for a 3-day Conference on
Emigration and Exile from Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth
Century, to be held in February 2000.  Abstracts of 1 page or less should
be sent to the following address: emigre30@hotmail.com before November 1,
1999. 

This interdisciplinary conference will focus on formulating, interpreting
and debating the concepts of emigration and exile in the light of
theorizing the notions of wandering and homelessness, the desire and need
for rootedness.  The issues of emigration and exile during and after the
pressures of Russian and Soviet colonialism will be dealt with extensively
over the 3 days of the conference. 

Our goal is to facilitate interaction between graduate students and young
and established scholars in the social sciences and humanities.  A broad
range of papers will be heard, including topics from Literature,
Linguistics, History, Political Science and Anthropology. 

The University of Toronto is Canada's largest university and as such the
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is able to offer the most
comprehensive range of Slavic and non-Slavic languages and literatures in
North America, including Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian,
Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak and Ukrainian. We encourage
you to participate in this unique experience. 

The Association of Slavic Graduate Students (ASGS) at the University of
Toronto.