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[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Graduate Student Conference: EMERGENCE/IES -London, ON March 17-19, 2011
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Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, The University of Western Ontario
[Deadline extended to February 1, 2011] Lucky 13 has come around! The 13th annual Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies at the University of Western Ontario will take place on March 17-19, 2011. We welcome proposals that explore “EMERGENCE/IES” from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and critical perspectives. This conference will examine the theme of emergent/emerging/potentially emerging/surfacing realities and non-realities in language, literature, film, theory and cultural studies.
Societies, as well as the human beings within them, are complex systems. Interactions occur constantly and at all levels. Subsequently, interactions between the components of such systems will lead to the emergence of new behaviours. Emergent properties or behaviours are evident in all areas of the environment: language, literature, culture and society, technology, politics and the World Wide Web, to name a few. Language, for example, is considered to be an emergent phenomenon that arises from interactions at all levels from brain to society.
Prospective areas and themes of interest:
• Global affairs: Emergent countries, markets, governments, weather conditions
Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words, no later than February 1st, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include name, affiliation, technical requirements and a 50 word bio with your abstract. As this is a conference organized by two graduate programs, we will accept abstracts and papers in both English and Spanish. The official conference languages will be English and Spanish. Please visit our website for more information: http://uwo.ca/modlang/Emergence/cover.html