From: Monika Skorasinska <monikaskorasinskagmail.com>
Subject: International Conference Unity in Diversity
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Full Title: International Conference Unity in Diversity
Short Title: UiD
Date: 21-Oct-2010 - 24-Oct-2010
Location: Szczecin, Poland
Contact Person: Monika Skorasinska
Meeting Email: infouidconference.com
Web Site: http://www.uidconference.com/
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2010
Recent literary, linguistic and cultural studies have been largely dominated by
burgeoning new theories paving the way for the most interesting and up-to-date
concepts, notions and ideas. Yet there are many scholars whose main research
area is centered at the peripheries of these mainstream discoveries thus leading
to the emergence of niche fields of study within current literary and linguistic
The International Conference on Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics,
Literature and Culture gives an opportunity for previously disregarded topics to
be rediscovered and brought back to light and interest of contemporary academic
Call for Papers
This conference will provide a stimulating environment for scholars to present
their work and discuss key ideas centered on the issues of disregarded notions
in literary, cultural and linguistic studies from the dawn of Commonwealth
cultures to their present day stages. Although the conference's primary focus
will be literature, linguistics and culture based, paper proposals are also
welcome from scholars in related disciplines of English-speaking cultures.
Topics proposed are:
- Representations of 'the Excluded' in literature and art
- Literary pieces based on social prejudice
- The significance of inclusion
- Language and cultural identity
- Linguistic exclusion
- Language evolution, diversity and linguistic change in the Commonwealth
- Minority and migrant languages in the Commonwealth
- The omitted and the forgotten in Commonwealth history
- The taboo, the forbidden and the queer in literature, film and popular culture
- Discrimination (in literature/political/linguistic)
Abstracts of no more than 300 words for papers not exceeding 20 minutes should
be submitted by 15 April 2010.Please include the title of your paper, your name,
e-mail address, and institutional affiliation. Selected papers will be published.
Notification of acceptance will be given by 30 April 2010.
Standard registration fee is: 125 EUR
Reduced registration fee for BA and MA students: 40 EUR
Staff and students of the English Philology Department, Szczecin University: no
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