Interdisciplinarity (1/25/10; 4/9-10/10

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Midwestern Conference on Literarture, Language, and Media
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The 18th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM), April 9-10, 2010, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL

Keynote speaker: Dr. George Lakoff, University of California-Berkeley, author of Metaphors We Live By (1980), Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind (1987), Philosophy In The Flesh: the Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought (1999), The Political Mind : Why You Can't Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain (2008).

This year's theme is Interdisciplinarity. Inspired by the application of Dr. Lakoff's theories across various disciplines, the organizers encourage research at the points of disciplinary intersection that are becoming increasingly important in academia and our world at large.
We invite proposals for fifteen minute papers from scholars at all stages of their careers. Topics related to this year's theme may include, but are not limited to, writing across the curriculum, linguistics and literature, cross-cultural film studies, technical communication, cognitive research and application, the construction of gender and ethnicity, language policy, and theories of knowledge creation; however, MCLLM also welcomes papers on all areas of language, literature, and media studies.
Individual or panel (three to four people) proposals are welcome.

Deadline for submission: January 25, 2010.
Please include a cover page with your name, affiliation, mailing address, and e-mail address.
Please submit your 250 word abstract as an attachment to
Department of English
Northern Illinois University