2nd Annual University of Iowa Graduate Student Conference "Exploring Edges"

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The World Languages Graduate Student Organization (WLGO)
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"Exploring Edges"
Saturday April 5, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Featuring Keynote speaker: Anna Barker, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Iowa
"On Walls and Lofty Skies: What I Learned about Edges from Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky"

The World Languages Graduate Student Organization (WLGO) invites you to submit abstracts for academic papers, poster presentations, or creative writing pieces from all disciplines that investigate edges and the ways in which they shape, limit, and expand the world around us.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words to wlgoiaconf@gmail.com by 5 p.m. Tuesday January 28th, 2014. We prefer abstracts and presentations in English but in some cases we will consider submissions in other languages. In your abstract, please specify if your presentation will be a poster, creative writing, or an academic paper. We welcome both individual presentations or panels proposals of 3-4 presenters. Presentations will be 20 minutes.

Along with your abstract be sure to include: your name, your university affiliation, the title of your presentation, and a short academic biography. Please indicate if you will need audiovisual equipment for your presentation.

Keywords: borders, margins, geography, landscapes, mapping, (r)evolution, expansion progress, liminality, interstices, interfaces, zones, modules, connectedness, phase, computer-mediated communication, thresholds, limits, portal, periphery, perimeter, travel, bilingualism, intercultural competence, minorities, hegemony, and normativity.

Individuals with disabilities are encourages to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are an individual with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact WLGO at wlgoiaconf@gmail.com.