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Third call for papers: Worlds in Dialogue
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A conference presented jointly by the Association of University English Teachers of Southern Africa (AUETSA),the South African Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies (SAACLALS),the South African Society for General Literary studies (SAVAL), the 4th Conference on South African Children’s and Youth Literature and the South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT).
Third call for papers:
A conference presented jointly by the Association of University English Teachers of Southern Africa (AUETSA), the South African Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies (SAACLALS), the South African Society for General Literary studies (SAVAL), the 4th Conference on South African Children’s and Youth Literature and the South African Association for Language Teaching (SAALT).
Hosts: The School of Languages
Final deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2009
Dialogue between the imagined worlds of languages, texts, authors and cultures is an important force in language and literature. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for stimulating and enhancing such dialogue in the field of literary and linguistic discourse. Dialogue here means to enter into conversation with, to create community and new meaning, but also to contest (to discuss critically) or to dialogise (to expose to different points of view, to relativise).
The keynote speakers are Philip de Vos, prof. Odile Heynders and prof. Ntongela Masilela.
Philip de Vos has portrayed the roles of more than 40 different characters, of which many were solo performances, in operas, musicals and oratoria since 1962. He is also an acknowledged photographer, has published more than 40 rhyme translations of children's books and wrote lyrics for various animation programs broadcasted on television. Prof. Odile Heynders is a co-professor in Literary Theory at the Tilburg University in the Netherlands. She is an expert in various fields, including Comparative Literary Science, Modernist Poetry, Reading Theories, Ethics and Postmodernism. Prof. Ntongela Masilela from Pitzer College in Claremont, California, specialises in Third World literature, Commonwealth Literature, African Literature and Postmodernism and more. He is also actively involved in the New African Movement.
The field can broadly be organized as conversations (or breaks in the conversations) between five "scapes" that characterize the postmodern, global "landscape", according to Arjun Appadurai, “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy” (Modernity at Large – Cultural Dimensions of Globalization.) These “scapes” are ideoscapes, technoscapes, ethnoscapes, mediascapes, financescapes and (can one add) landscapes.
Themes within these “scapes” include:
Profs. Hein Viljoen, Betsie van der Westhuizen, Franci Greyling, Ms Dolly Dlavane, chairs of other societies (programme committee), Ms Stefanie Dose (conference secretary), Dr Phil van Schalkwyk (catering and entertainment), Mrs Elsa van Tonder (finance and logistics), Ms Karien Hattingh (customer relations), Mr Alwyn Roux (marketing and advertising).
CONFERENCE FEE AND REGISTRATION
For accommodation and transport arrangements please see our website at http://www.puk.ac.za/fakulteite/lettere/skt/worldsindialogue/index_e.htm...