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>From: "dolores alcaide ramirez" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Multiplicities and Transitions (grad) (2/3/06; 3/3/06-3/4/06)
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>8th Graduate Symposium on Foreign Languages and Literatures
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>Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
>March 3-4, 2006
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>MULTIPLICITIES AND TRANSITIONS
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>The Graduate Students in Foreign Languages and Literatures and=20
>Comparative Literature at Purdue University invite proposals for their=20=
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>8th Graduate Symposium. The intention of this symposium is to examine=20
>and explore issues of transitional identities in both their historical=20=
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>and linguistic manifestations, in addition to their roles in literary=20
>works from different cultures and nations over time. We welcome=20
>abstracts from the disciplines of literature and linguistics, and are=20
>particularly interested in papers that discuss the plurality of=20
>subjectivities in different historical periods, linguistic regions, and=20=
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>nations. Prizes will be awarded to the most distinguished papers in the=20=
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>course of the symposium.
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>Possible topics of discussion include, but are not limited to, the=20
>following:
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>=E2=99=A3	How do contemporary cultural, social, national, and =
>political=20
>developments and events shape our understanding of the self?
>=E2=99=A3	To what extent do these developments find expression in =
>linguistic=20
>modes, regional dialects, grammar, syntax, and slang?
>=E2=99=A3	In what way are these changes mirrored in literary =
>characters,=20
>interpretations, theoretical approaches in various countries and=20
>continents?
>=E2=99=A3	Can one determine similar strands of thought and =
>patterns of=20
>reactions beyond cultural boundaries, for instance, Francophone or=20
>Hispanic regions?
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>We encourage a broad interpretation of the Symposium theme from a=20
>variety of fields and backgrounds.
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>SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
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>Detailed abstracts for papers should be submitted electronically=20
>(300-400 words). Presenters will have approximately 20 minutes to=20
>present their paper, followed by panel discussion. Please submit=20
>abstracts to Dolores Alcaide Ram=C3=ADrez  by  3rd February 2006.
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>Dolores Alcaide
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>Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
>Purdue University
>640 Oval Drive
>West Lafayette, IN 47907-2039=

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