Thomas Claviez, University of Bern: "Conceptualizing Cosmopolitanism and World Literature: A Critical Survey"
Stefano Evangelista, Oxford: "Citizens of Nowhere: Writing Cosmopolitanism"
Ursula Heise, UCLA: "Science Fiction and the Imagination of Planetary Futures"
Héctor Hoyos, Stanford: "World Literature between Historical and New Materialism"
B. Venkat Mani, University of Wisconsin-Madison: "Bibliomigrancy: From Empires of Books to Republics of Letters"
Lawrence Venuti, Temple University: "Translation Theory and Practice: Instrumental vs. Hermeneutic Models"
Rebecca Walkowitz, Rutgers University: "Close Reading and World Literature"
Verena Conley, Harvard: "Environmental Humanities and New Materialisms"
David Damrosch, Harvard: "Globalization and Its Discontents"
Dominique Jullien, University of California, Santa Barbara: "Jorge Luis Borges and/as World Literature"
Katharina Piechocki, Harvard: “Rethinking World Literature through Cartography and the Spatial Turn”
Gisèle Sapiro, CNRS and EHESS, Paris: "How Do Literary Works Cross Borders (or Not)?"
Mariano Siskind, Harvard: "About the End of the World: Crises of Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Culture and Theory"
Delia Ungureanu, University of Bucharest: "Localizing Time in World Literature and World Cinema"