Identity: Representation & Practices / September 11 and 12, 2014

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We are glad to announce that the IDENTITY: REPRESENTATION & PRACTICES conference will take place on the 11th and 12th of September 2014. The conference will be hosted by the University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Identity has been a popular topic in academia and has been reviewed from many different theoretical and methodological angles. The main purpose of this conference will be to assess identities (i.e.: national; gender; cultural; professional; religious; socio economic etc.) within and across different disciplines (social science, political science, psychology, linguistics, literature, medicine, jurisprudence, and more) and to bring together researchers from different fields of study to establish a dialogue and further advance the state of the art.
We welcome proposals for paper presentations addressing identity across a wide spectrum of expertise/subjects. The topics for paper proposals can include but are by no means limited to the following:
I. Technologies, literacies and identities
II. Power, media and governability
III. Migration, globalization and inequalities
IV. Communities of practices, knowledge and intercomprehension
V. Exposure, ostentation and otherness
VI. Social networks, mobilization and ideologies
VII. Identity politics, regulation, enforcement and control
VIII. Arts, performances and consumerism
IX. Social relations, power and equalities
X. Ethics, public space and civil rights
XI. Identities of self, group and interpersonal relationships

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Adrian Holliday, Professor of Applied Linguistics at Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom.
Fernando Ramallo, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Vigo, Galicia, Spain.

Abstracts Submission
Abstracts of no more than 350 words (including references, if absolutely necessary) are invited. The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 16th May 2014.
Abstracts should not include the name and affiliation of the author(s).
To submit an abstract please use the following web-service:
Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by 6th June 2014. All papers will be allocated 20 minutes.
The language of the conference is English.

Registration Fee
Early Bird Registration Standard Registration
Until 4th July 2014 Until 1st August 2014
Researchers: € 160,00 € 200,00
Post-Graduate Students: € 130,00 € 160,00

Important Dates
Abstract submission: 16th May 2014
Notification of acceptance: 6th June 2014
Early bird registration: 4th July 2014
Standard registration: 1st August 2014

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About GEsIPI
GEsIPI is an interdisciplinary study group interested in promoting the discussion on issues regarding identities and identitary practices. The group organizes workshops and meetings open to the academic community and general public. To follow the latest activities and events of our group, please send an email to asking to be included in our mailing list.

Organizing committee
Anamarija Marinovic
Carlos Gouveia
Dulce Martins
Maria Krebber
Marta Tagarro
Silvia Frota
Su Ting
Zuzanna Sanches