"Hyphenated Realities", February 25th 2012 University of Connecticut, Storrs

full name / name of organization: 
Languages Graduate Student Association
contact email: 

II Annual LANGSA Graduate Conference
February 25th 2012
University of Connecticut, Storrs


"Hyphenated Realities"

This year's conference of the Languages Graduate Student Association at the University of Connecticut aims to investigate multicultural perspectives on and from different disciplines. Its particular focus will be the configuration of identity in intercultural realms. Proposals are invited that deal with migration, travel, expatriate life, minorities, exile, genders and sexualities, and other forms of "hyphenated realities". We welcome contributions across all disciplines; including literature, film, political science, human rights, history, post-colonial studies, music, fine arts, gender, psychology, and cultural studies.

Relevant themes and topics may include but are not limited to:

● configurations of borders, boundaries, fractures
● borderlands and [their] cultures
● trans-identities
● transgressions
● assimilation - accomodation - integration - separation
● identity and alterity, self and other
● the post-colonial experience
● transnationalities and transnational spaces

We welcome submissions and proposals for papers in English. Presentations will be limited to a reading time of 20 minutes (8-10 pages). Abstracts should follow the MLA style and be between 300-500 words; they must include a cover letter indicating the title, author's name, affiliation, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and short biography.

Please send abstracts to langsa.uconn@gmail.com by December 31st.