"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

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English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland
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International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

"The minor but not dismissed, the dismissed but not excluded,the excluded but not forgotten"
Department of English, Szczecin University, Poland, 21 -24 October 2010.

Recent literary, linguistic and cultural studies have been largely dominated by burgeoning new theories paving the way for the most interesting and up-to-date concepts, notions and ideas. Yet there are many scholars whose main research area is centered at the peripheries of these mainstream discoveries thus leading to the emergence of niche fields of study within current literary and linguistic research projects.

The International Conference on Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture gives an opportunity for previously disregarded topics to be rediscovered and brought back to light and interest of contemporary academic research.

This conference will provide a stimulating environment for scholars to present their work and discuss key ideas centered on the issues of disregarded notions in literary, cultural and linguistic studies from the dawn of Commonwealth cultures to their present day stages. Although the conference's primary focus will be literature, linguistics and culture based, paper proposals are also welcome from scholars in related disciplines of English-speaking cultures.

Topics proposed are:

Representations of "the Excluded" in literature and art
Literary pieces based on social prejudice
The significance of inclusion
Language and cultural identity
Linguistic exclusion
Language evolution, diversity and linguistic change in the Commonwealth
Minority and migrant languages in the Commonwealth
The omitted and the forgotten in Commonwealth history
The taboo, the forbidden and the queer in literature, film and popular culture
Discrimination (in literature/political/linguistic)

Standard registration fee is: 125 EUR
Reduced registration fee for BA and MA students: 40 EUR
Staff and students of the English Philology Department, Szczecin University: no registration fee.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words for papers not exceeding 20 minutes should be submitted by 15 April 2010.Please include the title of your paper, your name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation.
Selected papers will be published.

Notification of acceptance will be given by 30 April 2010.

Organizing committee:
prof. dr hab. Sabine Heinz
dr Julitta Rydlewska
mgr Barbara Braid
mgr Malwina Degórska
mgr Monika Skorasińska

Website: www.uidconference.com
e-mail: info@uidconference.com