Language/Translation panel at (dis)junctions Graduate Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE Feb 11

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University of California, Riverside

This panel seeks papers that discuss different methods and effects of encountering language in its varying forms. These "varying forms" can be understood as different languages, in a translation studies context; as aural/oral language or visual/written language in an aesthetic, literary, or art historical context; or as a series of codes or coded information, as in a linguistic anthropology or computer studies context. Papers in this panel may consider questions such as: In what ways does the language itself inform our encounter of a text? What kinds of structures do we encounter as languages? How does the identification of a structure as "language" affect the encounter? How does implicit, hidden, or connotative information contained within language affect our understanding of personal, textual, or computer-mediated conversations? What happens when we no longer encountering the Signified content, and instead have access only to the Signifier? These are just some examples of questions that abstracts submitted to this panel might address. Papers from any period or tradition that deal with any aspect of language's role in structuring encounters are welcome.

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be submitted at or mailed to no later than February 11th, 2013.

This is a panel call for the 20th Annual (dis)junctions Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Conference at the University of California, Riverside. This year's general theme "encountering with(in) texts," examines the impact of situatedness, unexpectedness, and/or unpreparedness on "face to text" encounters with media objects, embodied encounters negotiated through or overdetermined by texts, and representations of "encountering" within texts. Please visit for more information on this year's theme, our other subject and discipline specific panel calls, and Keynote Speaker Dr. Nicholas Mirzeoff.