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LINGUIST List 22.3303

Sat Aug 20 2011

Calls: Romance, Ling & Lit, Socioling/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Christina Agostinelli , Humanities at the Limit

Message 1: Humanities at the Limit
Date: 19-Aug-2011
From: Christina Agostinelli <c45abuffalo.edu>
Subject: Humanities at the Limit
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Full Title: Humanities at the Limit

Date: 04-Nov-2011 - 05-Nov-2011
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA
Contact Person: Christina Agostinelli
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/humanitiesatthelimit/home

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 30-Aug-2011

Meeting Description:

SUNY at Buffalo Romance Languages and Literatures
Graduate Student Association Annual Conference

Humanities at the Limit
Dr William Egginton, Johns Hopkins University

The institution known as 'the university' derives its name from the Latin universitas meaning 'the whole'. Therefore, the university is an institution comprised of humanities, social sciences, theater arts, and natural and physical sciences. Due to recent closures in modern language departments across the United States, the universitas of the university has been severed. Consequently, there is a need to redefine what the humanities are in the twenty-first century and more specifically the role of the modern languages and literatures departments in the new humanities.

In this conference we are looking to re-examine the position of Romance languages, literatures, and cultural studies. The time has come to re-engage the debate on what humanities are, (specifically looking at Romance languages, literatures, and cultural studies) and what our vital function is within the universal whole of higher education.

The Humanities at the Limit conference is sponsored by the Romance Languages and Literatures Graduate Student Association. Conference will be held November 4th and 5th, 2011 on the University at Buffalo, North Campus.

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
University at Buffalo, North Campus
910 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY 14221

Call for Papers:

Possible subjects include:

- How aesthetic representations of lived experience provide an indispensible connection to the Other
- Reflections on the 'meta-humanities': how meta-fiction and meta-linguistic knowledge provide a framework for meditating on the humanities
- The importance of linguistic studies and knowledge given the unique nature of human language and its role in social interactions
- How a particular text contributes to an understanding of what it means to be human
- How an analysis of a cultural text/artefact (political speech, architecture, facebook post, etc) might benefit from a multi-faceted approach that incorporates both the humanities and science

Send an abstract of 250 words with a proposed title as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF to UBRomancegmail.com. All abstracts as well as presentations should be in English.

For more information please see our website:


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