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Crossing Borders: Traveling, Teaching, and Learning in a Global Age
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New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
New York Institute of Technology/Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications Spring Conference 2011
Location: Nanjing, China
Our conference topic focuses on border crossings, both real and imagined. Border crossings can take place, for instance, between nations, cultures, and minds, and may express limitations or enhanced understanding. As borders suggest both barriers and closeness, they paradoxically can be sites of fear, trauma, displacement or stagnation; or they can be dynamic and fluid places of discovery and change. In this age of technology, borders have shrunk, been redefined, replaced, and reestablished. We are interested in exploring how we perceive and interpret border crossings that take place as we travel, teach, and learn in a global age. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Teaching: online courses vs. traditional courses, ESL courses, teaching abroad
We welcome academics and researchers, along with graduate students and postgraduate students, from local, national and international universities to submit abstracts pertaining to border crossings. We seek submissions from all branches of the humanities, the social sciences, the sciences, and the arts.
Proposals for panel sessions should include three speakers. Each session will last for one hour: forty-five minutes for the speakers and fifteen minutes for questions and discussion. Panel proposals should include:
Final papers should be approximately 15 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes. We also welcome other presentation formats such as photography, film, and dance.