The Wayne State University Classical and Modern Languages Graduate Forum will host its 9th Annual Graduate Conference this year on April 2, 2011 in Detroit, MI. This year's conference is themed "Shifting Identities and the (Re)Discovery of the Other." As an interdisciplinary department, we are looking for students from across departments to submit abstracts and would appreciate if you could circulate the attached Call for Papers to the graduate students in your department. For further information, please contact Julie Koehler [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or Lukasz Pawelek [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
Call for Papers
9th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Conference Theme: Shifting Identities and the (Re)Discovery of the Other
Sponsored by the Classical and Modern Languages Graduate Forum
Wayne State University
Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Conference Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011
Submission Deadline for Abstracts: Friday, January 14, 2011
What happens when people move or are displaced into a society or culture previously unknown? Is there an awakening of a latent self, a reaffirmation of a present self, or a transformation of a new self? How do identities change within a given society's broader historical framework? Do identities melt together or form a mosaic? Are we constantly rediscovering ourselves or are we actively working to create new identities?
Abstracts for 20 minute papers are welcome. Topics include but are not limited to
Cultural Knowledge Identity/Loss of Identity Cultural Others/Cultural Gaps Historical Frameworks Duality Linguistic Otherness Hybridity Transmutation/Transformation Breaking Down Identity Global/Local Identity Actively Creating Identity National Identity Human/Animal Identity Assimilation and Integration Destabilization Non-human others, Aliens Departures/Returns Inclusion/Exclusion Subculture, Counterculture Margins Cultural Diaspora Gender Identity Changing Role of Women Exile Colonial/Post-Colonial Identity Man/Machine Identity, Cyborgs
1. Abstracts and papers must be in English.
2. Abstracts must not exceed 200 words.
3. Abstracts must contain the following information: name of presenter, affiliation and status, mailing
address, e-mail address, title of paper.
4. Presentation time limit 20 minutes (8 page maximum).
For further information, contact Julie Koehler [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or Lukasz [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
Abstracts should be submitted to http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/gsc9
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