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LINGUIST List 23.15

Tue Jan 03 2012

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis/USA

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

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        1.     Beth Chapman , The Spring of Our Discontent: Renewing, Recycling, and Re-assembling

Message 1: The Spring of Our Discontent: Renewing, Recycling, and Re-assembling
Date: 22-Dec-2011
From: Beth Chapman <ed9859wayne.edu>
Subject: The Spring of Our Discontent: Renewing, Recycling, and Re-assembling
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Full Title: The Spring of Our Discontent: Renewing, Recycling, and Re-assembling

Date: 07-Apr-2012 - 07-Apr-2012
Location: Detroit, MI, USA
Contact Person: Lukas Pawelek
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 27-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

10th Annual WSU Grad Forum Graduate Student Conference
Theme: The Spring of Our Discontent: Renewing, Recycling, and Re-assembling
Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Wayne State University
Conference Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012

From Rachel Carson's Silent Spring to the Arab Spring, our world is confronted by multiple environmental, political, social, and cultural crises. How do crises drive us to demand change and rethink our choices? How does crisis compel us to re-imagine ourselves? How might literature, arts, scholarship and media shape or drive protest? How do traditional understandings of gender and other social roles change? What stories do we tell ourselves about our cultures and their crises? Do we strive to radically break with the past and invent new forms? Do we recycle or renew what is already there? This conference seeks to examine the roles of literature, language and culture in responding to local and global crises.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts for 20 minute papers are welcome, and might include the following topics:

- Language, Linguistics, and Crisis
- Political and Environmental Revolution
- Violence, Non-violence, and Protest
- The Social Ramifications of Ecology
- Gender Roles
- Addiction, Paranoia, and Existential Unrest
- Historical Memory
- Deconstructing the Past
- Building or Imagining the Future
- Peace and Conflict
- Empire and Resistance
- Discontent, Indignation, Occupation

Submission Criteria:

1. Abstracts must be in English
2. Abstracts must not exceed 200 words
3. Abstracts must contain the following information: name of the presenter, affiliation and status, mailing address, e-mail address, the title of paper
4. Presentation time limit is 20 minutes (8 pages maximum)

For further information and submission, gsc10, or contact:

Lukas Pawelek (dv9571wayne.edu) or Julie Koehler (aq9924wayne.edu)

Submission deadline for abstracts: Friday, January 27, 2012

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