Langsa 2016 : LANGSA Conference 2016 MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT IN LITERATURES, CULTURES AND LANGUAGES
Call For Papers
Call for Papers
LANGSA Conference 2016
MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT IN LITERATURES, CULTURES AND LANGUAGES
VII Annual Graduate Student Conference in Literatures, Cultures and Languages
University of Connecticut
Venue: Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Babbidge Library. UConn Storrs.
Date: November 11, 2016
This year’s LANGSA conference aims to explore how migration, exile, and displacement intersect with literatures, cultures, and languages. This event seeks to investigate these topics as broad categories, from the physical to the abstract. LANGSA encourages papers with a focus on migration and displacement in a variety of mediums, styles, and forms. LANGSA particularly welcomes contributions which consider the metaphorical mapping of migration, exile, and displacement in identity politics, foreign language education, or arts.
Our keynote address will be a roundtable discussion of these themes featuring Silvio Torres-Saillant, Ph.D. (Dean’s Professor in the Humanities, English Department, Syracuse University) Jorge Duany Ph.D. (Director of the Cuban Research Institute and Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University), and Jason Chang, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies, UConn).
We encourage submissions across all disciplines that engage with displacement and borders as a complex ground for connecting, hybridizing, or confronting realities. In addition to languages, literatures, and cultural studies, relevant fields may include but are not limited to the following:
Borders: physical, psychological, metaphorical, symbolic, sexual, geo-political, or cultural
Anthropological approaches to literatures and cultures
Diaspora, displacement and migration
Digital media and design
Film and media studies
Identity studies and/or identity politics
Language, society and territories
Law and demarcations
Literature and other arts
Medieval studies and history
Memory and space
Multilingual cultures and literatures
Science fiction and fantasy
Teaching of Foreign Languages
Virtual reality and videogames
Women and gender studies
Area studies, including (but not limited to): Latin American Studies, Asian American Studies, Indian Studies, Chinese Studies, Eastern European Studies, Africana Studies, etc.
We welcome abstracts of individual papers or proposals for panels of 3 papers in English. Individual presentations will be limited to 15 minutes (7 double-spaced pages maximum), and panels to 45 minutes. Abstracts must have a title, contain between 100-200 words, and follow MLA style. They must also be accompanied by the following information:
Author’s name, affiliation, e-mail address, telephone number, and a short biography.
Please submit your abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 3rd, 2016