TRANSFORMATIONS - Current trends in literature, linguistics, language pedagogy and cultural studies May 10th, 2014

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Portland State University - Graduate Colloquium
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The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Portland State University is proud to invite graduate students of foreign languages to present on their scholarly research. The theme of our conference, "Transformations," seeks to open a dialogue on the way transformations of social norms, linguistic codes, languages in contact, regimens of representation, etc. have affected cultural production. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• literature, film and culture
• linguistics, applied linguistics
• language pedagogy
In addition to individual abstracts, proposals for panels of 3-5 papers will be considered. Acceptance of a paper or a complete panel implies a commitment on the part of all participants to attend the conference. While papers may be read in English or in other languages, English is strongly encouraged to increase attendance. Presentations are limited to 20 minutes each. Please prepare your 250 words abstract in English and include the title of your presentation, your name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and e-mail address(es). Conference registration will be $25 for selected participants.
Panel proposals of 3-5 presentations should be submitted in English as follows:
• The panel proposal cannot exceed one page in length (single-spaced) and should include the title of the panel, the organizer's name and contact information, and the names, contact information and affiliations of the panel participants.
• Each participant MUST submit an individual abstract using our online system as well. Please indicate that your presentation is part of a pre-organized panel and list the title and organizer of the panel in the abstract.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 16th, 2014