2010 ELLAK Global Conference: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the World in English, 2-4 December 2010, Daejeon, Korea du

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The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK): Chung-Ho Chung, President of the ELLAK; Youngmin Kim, Chair, Organizing Committee of the 2010 ELLAK International Conference, Daejeon Convention Center, Korea (Abstracts due April 1, 2010)
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Call for Papers

2010 ELLAK Global Conference on "Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the World in English: Crossing Borders and Building Bridges in Glocal and Transcultural Contexts, " 2-4 December 2010, Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea (Abstracts due April 1, 2010)

The 2010 ELLAK International Conference will provide an open forum for scholars from all over the world, as well as the ongoing dialogue of global exchanges and contestations in the fields of languages, literatures, cultures, films, and other representations in English that discuss border crossing and bridge building in glocal and transcultural contexts. Papers that examine and articulate in English the relationship between center(s) and margins in such geographical areas as Africa, Caribbean, India, Asia, USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, as well as the significance, implications, and ramifications of those relationships, will be especially welcomed.

Topics may include the following (but not limited to):

Literatures (in places): Africa/South-African, Caribbean, India, South Asia, USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland
- american literature, american indian literature, asian american literature, black american literature and culture, chicana and chicano literature
- english literature, english literature other than british and american
- world literature, diasporic literature, transatlantic literature, travel literature, literature in exile
- translation, autobiography, biography, and life writing
- genre studies, drama, film, poetry, prose fiction
- literary criticism, nonfiction prose studies, excluding biography and autobiography
- interdisciplinary approaches, anthropological approaches to literature, ethnic studies in language and literature, gay studies in language and literature, linguistic approaches to literature, literature and other arts, literature and religion, literature and science, philosophical approaches to literature, popular culture, postcolonial studies in literature and culture, psychological approaches to literature, sociological approaches to literature, women's studies in language and literature
- literary and cultural theory: hybrid, diaspora, gender, transgender, trauma and testimonial criticisms, ecocriticism, cybercriticism

- linguistics, language studies, applied linguistics, english language education
- history and theory of rthetoric and composition, language change, language theory, language and society
- teaching of language, teaching of literature

Please submit a 500-word proposal and your bio-data by April 1, 2010, to the Organizing Committee at: conference@ellak.or.kr

The Committee will evaluate all submissions carefully and organize individual papers into thematic sessions, and will respond by May 1, 2010, by email. All presenters will be expected to submit their full papers by August 31, 2010; papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

For further information, please visit the ELLAK website at http://www.ellak.or.kr

Chung-Ho Chung, President of the ELLAK
Youngmin Kim, Chair, Organizing Committee of the 2010 ELLAK International Conference