3rd Annual University of Iowa WLGO Conference "Exploring Identities"

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The World Languages Graduate Student Organization (WLGO)
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The World Languages Graduate Student Organization (WLGO) invites you to submit abstracts for academic papers or creative writing pieces from all disciplines that investigate identities: their formation, representation and influence on society and language.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words to wlgoiaconf@gmail.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2015. We prefer abstracts and presentations in English but we will consider submissions in other languages. In your abstract please specify if your presentation will be an academic paper or a creative writing piece. We welcome both individual presentations and panel proposals of 3-4 presenters. Presentations will be 20 minutes long.

Along with your abstract be sure to include: your name, your university affiliation, the title of your presentation, and a short academic biography. Please indicate if you will need audio-visual equipment for your presentation.

Featuring Keynote speaker: Michel Laronde, Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Iowa

Keywords: acceptance, alterity, belonging, borders, connectedness, cross-cultural contact, exclusion, exile, gender, genre, hybridity, identification, immigration, inclusion, interfaces, intersections, intersectionality, limits, literacy, margins, markedness, minorities, multilingualism, normativity, opposition, the self, the other

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are an individual with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in the event, please contact WLGO at wlgoiaconf@gmail.com .