[UPDATE] 2nd Annual UIowa Graduate Student Conference, April 5th 2014

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University of Iowa World Languages Graduate Student Organization
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The World Languages Graduate Student Organization (WLGO) invites you to submit abstracts for academic papers, poster presentations, or creative writing pieces from all disciplines that investigate edges and the ways in which they shape, limit, and expand the world around us.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words to wlgoiaconf@gmail.com by 5 p.m. Monday February 10th, 2014. We prefer abstracts and presentations in English but in some cases we will consider submissions in other languages. In your abstract, please specify if your presentation will be a poster, creative writing, or an academic paper. We welcome both individual presentations or panels proposals of 3-4 presenters.

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 audiovisual equipment for your presentation.

Keywords: borders, margins, geography, landscapes, mapping, (r)evolution, expansion progress, liminality, interstices, interfaces, zones, modules, connectedness, phase, computer-mediated communication, thresholds, limits, portal, periphery, perimeter, travel, bilingualism, intercultural competence, minorities, hegemony, and normativity.