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Full Title: Virtual Roundtable Reading Across Cultures and Languages

Location: Buryatia, Russia
Start Date: 22-Apr-2014 - 06-May-2014
Contact: Irina Stolyarova
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The aim of the virtual roundtable is to create a space in which experienced and budding students of literatures from different countries could exchange ideas and thoughts,
share their research results and read and discuss British, American, Russian and Buryat literature from various epochs.

The objectives of the virtual roundtable are:

- To bring together people from different cultures and backgrounds united by a shared interest in literature and overcoming barriers to the enjoyment of literary texts and keen
on exchanging ideas
- To exchange and discuss completed and ongoing research on cultural, literary and linguistic aspects of British, USA, Russian and Buryat literature
- To share experiences and best practices in researching and teaching literature
- To organize a reading project group (groups) aimed at enhancing participants’ skills in reading across cultures and epochs
- To create a platform for further joint project on reading across languages and cultures
- To discuss issues arising in researching and teaching literature from different cultures and epochs

Virtual Roundtable Schedule:

First call: January 22, 2014
Second call/open submission: February 10, 2014
Registration start: February 20, 2014
Registration deadline: April 19, 2014
Paper proposal, presentation proposal, workshop, reading groups and Skype meetings proposals submission: March 25, 2014
Paper/presentation proposals reviewed/confirmed: March 30, 2014
Deadline for paper and presentation submission: April 15, 2014
Conference programme available: April 20, 2014
Papers and presentations discussions: April 22 – May 6, 2014
Reading groups: March 27 – May 6, 2014
Closing: May 5 – 6, 2014
Linguistic Subfield: Ling & Literature
LL Issue: 25.422

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