XXVI FILLM International Congress: Languages and Literatures Today, University of Nottingham Ningbo China 17-19 June 2014

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Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures Modernes/ International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures
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The XXVI FILLM International Congress provides an opportunity for linguists and literary scholars from all over the world to compare notes about current developments. Human beings are now living, working and communicating in an increasingly global, interconnected world, with new forms and uses of language, and new ways for literature to be produced, disseminated and read, often enabled or promoted by new and rapidly developing technologies.  At the same time there is a fairly widespread supposition that, within different macro- and microcontexts,  globalization is experienced and understood in widely different ways, hence the coinage 'glocal,' hence, too, the need to explore what such local-cum-global variation really means in practice for human individuals and societies.

The Congress will take the form of a number of Plenary Lectures by leading world experts:
Professor Tope Omoniyi (University of Roehampton),
Professor Julie Sanders (University of Nottingham),
Professor Hein Willemse (University of Pretoria) and
Professor Zhang Longxi (City University, Hong Kong)

There will also be Parallel Sessions on the following seven subthemes (for more detailed information on the parallel sessions see http://www.fillm.org/ningbohome.html):

1. Local and global perspectives
2. Digital technologies and literature of the future
3. Language, literature, film
4. Human and environmental issues
5. Communicational ethics: Language, literature, translation
6. Education and internationalization
7. Chinese language and literature in international contexts

How to make a proposal
In order to propose a paper for one of the Parallel Sessions at the Congress, please send a 300-word abstract as an email attachment to FILLM(a)nottingham.edu.cn before 31 December, 2013.