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>From: "Louise Crowther" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE, MANCHESTER
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE: 'IDENTITY FORMATION'
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>WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL 2007
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>SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS & CULTURES
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>THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>This will be the first ever conference to incorporate all the departments
>in the Faculty of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at The University of
>Manchester.  This exciting inaugural event aims to be all inclusive and
>embrace all modern foreign languages; it will treat the notion
>of 'Identity Formation' in literature, art, film and media studies under
>three main themes:
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>1.	The role of philosophy in the formation of identity:
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>- this addresses how the individual acts/forms his identity as a result of
>his philosophical ideas.
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>- it could include the philosophical ideas and values of, for example, the
>Enlightenment; the Counter-Enlightenment; Irrationalism; Existentialism;
>Post-Structuralism; Post-Colonialism etc.
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>2.	Diasporic and transcultural identities:
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>- this could include the notion of "becoming" identitites; of identities
>being interchangeable; the concept of hybridity; and the effects of
>migration on identities.
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>3.	Narrative identity:
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>- this addresses the idea of identity as a meaningful narrative
>construction with a sense of time, a plot and a location and containing an
>assemblage of parts.
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>GUEST SPEAKERS
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>The guest speakers will be the distinguished scholars PROFESSOR CHARLES
>FORSDICK, The University of Liverpool, and PROFESSOR ADRIAN ARMSTRONG, The
>University of Manchester.
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>Professor Forsdick will discuss his very latest book on representations of
>Toussaint Louverture.  Amongst other subjects, he will discuss
>postcolonial representation and the effects of displacement, migration and
>travel on the identity of a historical figure freighted through two
>centuries of transcultural representations.
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>Professor Armstrong will discuss how to successfully pursue a career in
>academia as a postgraduate student and will address issues of learning and
>teaching within higher education.
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>Please join us for an exploration of this compelling subject of identity
>formation. 
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>Postgraduate students are cordially invited to submit abstracts relating
>to one of the three aforementioned panel subjects.
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>GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPERS:
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>Please follow these instructions carefully:
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>- Abstracts [and papers] should be in English and no longer than 150
>words. 
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>- All citations in both the abstract and the paper should be given in
>English.
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>- Abstracts should indicate clearly which of the three panels they
>correspond to; please put the title of the panel you are applying to as
>the e-mail's subject. 
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>- Abstracts must be simply pasted/written into the e-mail and not attached
>as a Word [or other] document.  Please also indicate the proposed title
>for the paper at the start of the abstract.
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>- Please state whether you will require PowerPoint/an overhead projector
>for your paper.
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>- The papers are to be 20 minutes in length and no longer, with
>approximately 10 minutes for questions.
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>- Abstracts should be sent to [log in to unmask]
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>- The submission deadline is 15 January 2007.
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>CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
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>- Registration is via e-mail.  Please send your name, faculty, institution
>and contact telephone number to [log in to unmask]  Registration
>closes on 25 February 2007.
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>- Please send a cheque for ten pounds by 25 February 2007 to the following
>address:
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>Ms. Michela Baldo [S3.8]
>School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
>Faculty of Humanities
>The University of Manchester
>Oxford Rd.
>Manchester
>M13 9PL
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>We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and inaugural event. 
>
>Enquiries should be addressed to Michela Baldo at: 
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