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Unmasking Masquerade: Exploring Disguise and Display Across the Humanities

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Presented by The McGill English Graduate Student Association

February 14-16, 2014 - Thomson House (3650 rue McTavish)

 “Masquerades, I have generally heard said, were more silly than wicked,” declares one respectable character in Samuel Richardson’s Sir Charles Grandison (1754), “but they are now, I am convinced, the most profligate of all diversions.” Richardson’s disapproval of the bal masqué’s vulgar dissipation represents just one incarnation of a rich and multivalent concept.

Labyrinths: Navigating Complexity Across the Humanities

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Presented by The McGill English Graduate Student Association

From ancient Greek mythology to cubism, jazz music, and the contemporary puzzle film, labyrinths serve as images for exploring intellectual, affective, and material complexity. This conference will investigate labyrinths from diverse cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical perspectives.

English Graduate Conference 2012

Ghost Stories

Hauntings and Echoes in Literature and Culture

The McGill English Department’s Eighteenth Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature was held on