East/West: Ruptures & Convergences: An International Conference
"East/West: Ruptures and Convergences," An International Conference, 1-2 December, 2016
New deadline for abstract submissions:
September 10, 2016
full name / name of organization:
The Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In order to promote dialogue between “East” and “West”, and to also unpack and problematize those categories, we welcome papers that address a broad range of issues, especially in relation to literature, art, film, and popular culture. Interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches are encouraged and especially approaches that focus on contentious political and moral issues. While traditional forms of presentation are welcome, participants may also make use of less conventional modes involving, for example, pictorial essays or the incorporation of social media.
The conference will take place at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 1-2 December 2016. The organizers are proud to announce that “East/West: Ruptures and Convergences” is being held to commemorate the University of Malaya's 111th anniversary this year.
Scholars from all parts of the world—East and West—are very welcome to attend.
Subtopics for this international conference will include but are not limited to:
--the transnational turn
--the refugee crisis
--religion and spirituality
--global issues in Southeast Asian, South Asian, or East Asian literature, theater, television, and/or film
--global issues in American or other Western literature, theater, television, and/or film.
Registration fee: 159 MYR for local students; 371 MYR for local researchers and lecturers; 106 USD for participants from outside Malaysia.
ABSTRACT AND PAPER SUBMISSIONS
Please submit an abstract (of no more than 250 words) for an individual presentation of 20 minutes to the organizing committee on or before 10 September, 2016.
Your abstract should include a title for your paper, your name, affiliation, and email address.
The conference’s working language is English.
You will receive an email notification of acceptance or rejection of your paper by 15 September, 2016.
Participants are encouraged to prepare full papers for their presentations. There will be opportunities for the highest quality papers to be published as an edited book volume with a reputable academic publisher or as a special issue of an international peer-reviewed journal. Those who wish to take advantage of this should send their papers (of between 5000 and 7000 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 November, 2016.
Participants who have met the 20 November deadline will be given the opportunity to revise their papers following feedback at the conference. Participants who may not have been able to meet the deadline but who wish to have their papers considered for publication will also be welcome to send their revised papers to us.
All work must be original and not previously published in proceedings, books, or journals.
For more information, please visit our website at umconference.um.edu.my/EastWest16.
Alternatively, please contact the conference organizers at email@example.com.