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Conference Information

Full Title: Jil Jadid Graduate Student Conference in Arabic Literature and Linguistics

Location: Austin, TX, USA
Start Date: 21-Feb-2014 - 22-Feb-2014
Contact: Thomas Leddy-Cecere
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Meeting Description: The Department of and Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin are happy to announce the 4th Annual Jil Jadid Conference in Arabic Literature and Linguistics, a graduate student conference to be held at the University of Texas at Austin, February 21-22, 2014.

Jil Jadid is a graduate student conference that aims to provide a forum for young scholars spread across a variety of disciplines to come together, share ideas and research, and discuss the future of their respective fields as they move forward in their careers and come to represent the eponymous new generation of scholars engaging with the Arabic-speaking world and its cultures. For the past three Februaries, graduate students from a wide range of universities, both domestic and international, have assembled in Austin to set the tone for Arabic studies in the twenty-first century. The ongoing positive feedback we have received from these past conferences prompts us to once again assemble with the same goal, uniting students from linguistics, area studies, comparative literature and other departments in order to facilitate a productive and interdisciplinary exchange of new ideas.

Fostering fruitful, engaging, and innovative dialogue remains our topmost priority. The conference will feature keynote speeches in both Arabic linguistics and literature, as well as a professional development panel offered by University of Texas faculty. In addition to individual presentations, the conference will highlight explicit opportunities for participants to discuss their collective vision for the development of their fields.

The 2014 Jil Jadid Conference is sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Linguistics, Program in Comparative Literature, Department of History, and the Graduate School.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language Family: Arabic
LL Issue: 24.3646

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