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LINGUIST List 19.3616

Tue Nov 25 2008

Calls: Not Applicable/Australia; General Ling,Socioling/Poland

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Barbara Elizabeth Hanna, Tekhne, Technique, Technologie
        2.    Adam Bednarek, Intercultural Communication in the European Context


Message 1: Tekhne, Technique, Technologie
Date: 25-Nov-2008
From: Barbara Elizabeth Hanna <b.hannaqut.edu.au>
Subject: Tekhne, Technique, Technologie
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Full Title: Tekhne, Technique, Technologie
Short Title: ASFS 2009

Date: 15-Jul-2009 - 17-Jul-2009
Location: Brisbane Queensland, Australia
Contact Person: Juliana de Nooy
Meeting Email: j.denooyuq.edu.au
Web Site: http://australiansocietyfrenchstudies.org

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

Subject Language(s): French (fra)

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

We invite papers that explore a wide range of interpretations of the conference
theme: from the production of French knowledges to Francophone representations
of the technical to culturally specific uptakes of new technologies. We are
especially interested in papers that reflect upon the discipline of French and
Francophone Studies, its techniques, the technologies it employs and deploys and
thus its applications beyond itself as a discipline, and its appropriations of
other disciplines into its fold, as French and Francophone Studies extends
beyond its own boundaries to use techniques and technologies that originate in
other far flung fields.

Call for Papers

Tekhne, technique, technology: three terms which broach the divide between
knowledge and the world, between concepts and their applications. The
etymological base of its variants found in both French and English, tekhne is
both an art or craft as well as the knowledge that comes from the practice or
discipline of that art or craft as it is repeated over time. As such, it signals
less a split between pure and applied knowledge than deconstructs the
distinction between them, since knowledge does not so much precede practice but
as in an art or craftis is just as much a product of it.

We invite papers that explore a wide range of interpretations of the conference
theme: from the production of French knowledges to Francophone representations
of the technical to culturally specific uptakes of new technologies. We are
especially interested in papers that reflect upon the discipline of French and
Francophone Studies, its techniques, the technologies it employs and deploys and
thus its applications beyond itself as a discipline, and its appropriations of
other disciplines into its fold, as French and Francophone Studies extends
beyond its own boundaries to use techniques and technologies that originate in
other far flung fields.

Possible topics might include:
Technology in French and Francophone Studies today
technology of/in cinema; technology in literature; technology in language
learning; curriculum design; technologies of/in everyday life; cultural history
of technology
The place of French and Francophone Studies in the current research context
inside and outside of Australia
The future of the Humanities; funding policy; interdisciplinary research.
Applications of French and Francophone Studies graduate destinations; industry
links; applied linguistics; interdisciplinarity.
Discipline as technique
the concept of discipline; curriculum design; language pedagogy; Foucault studies.
French ways of understanding philosophy; critical theory; film studies; literary
studies; visual studies.

The participation of delegates from other disciplines in which knowledges
produced in French and Francophone cultures are used is greatly encouraged.

In addition, as is the custom of this conference, papers relating to French and
Francophone Studies but not directly addressing the theme will also be considered.

Abstracts of 250 words or panel proposals (3 x 20 minute papers on a common
theme with an abstract for each) with full contact details should be sent by 31
January 2009 to Dr Juliana de Nooy at: j.denooyuq.edu.au

Keynote speakers will be confirmed shortly. Conference registration will open on
1 March 2009 and will include various tiers of earlybird registration fees.
Participation by postgraduate students is particularly welcome and the Society
will once again be offering travel bursaries to postgraduate students resident
in Australia and New Zealand on a competitive basis. Details will be found on
the Society's website shortly: http://australiansocietyfrenchstudies.org
Message 2: Intercultural Communication in the European Context
Date: 25-Nov-2008
From: Adam Bednarek <abeduni.lodz.pl>
Subject: Intercultural Communication in the European Context
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Full Title: Intercultural Communication in the European Context
Short Title: INTERCOM

Date: 06-Jun-2009 - 08-Jun-2009
Location: Lodz, Poland
Contact Person: Adam Bednarek
Meeting Email: abeduni.lodz.pl
Web Site: http://icec2009.wssm.edu.pl/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

Today to an even larger extent than in the past centuries, communication
frequently takes place between individuals and institutions representing
different national and cultural backgrounds. This has resulted in a vast body of
theoretical discussions on the relation between language, culture and discourse
as well as in the emergence of empirical research on intercultural encounters.

Call for Papers

The conference International Communication in the European Context aims at
presenting and discussing multiple approaches to cross-cultural communication
within Europe, or involving European cultures and perspectives. The organizers
welcome contributions on a wide range of subjects, such as e.g. sociolinguistic
studies on biculturalism and migration, the effects of linguistic and cultural
differences upon the process European integration, business communication, new
media, and the communication aspect of political relations and cultural exchange
between the European Union and the United States of America.

We welcome contributions on the role of pragmalinguistic differences and
different conventions of speech and text genres in encounters between members of
different cultures, as well as on the effects of power relations upon the forms
of intercultural discourse. Social change, international political campaigning,
linguistic minorities, advertising, management, corporate internal
communication, tourism, youth culture, international diplomacy, internal
communication in the institutions of the EU, and public media discourse are all
within the range of subjects which we expect to be dealt with at the conference.
Contributions from empirical studies are most welcome.
In order to meet these objectives, the organizers also invite contributions from
related non-linguistic disciplines such as international relations, business
studies and comparative social psychology.

Subtopics:
1. Minority discourses
2. European diversity and European integration
3. Communication between the European countries and the United States of America
Ad 1) This section focuses upon the discourses involving cultural and linguistic
minorities, their positioning in the mainstream discourse and the evolution of
national cultures and styles of communication under the influence of cultural
diversity within national borders.
Ad 2) As the process of European integration proceeds towards its declared goal
of coordinated standards of social, judicial and ethic policies, differences of
cultural backgrounds as well as institutional and linguistic practices come into
view. The questions to be addressed are among other things problems caused by
the diversity and homogenization of Europe's cultures, international business
relations and border-crossing developments in arts and mass media, as well as
communication in foreign languages and the enrichment of individual and social
repertoires of interaction practices brought about by intercultural encounters.
Ad 3) The impact of American culture, economy and politics forms a clearly
visible aspect of globalization. On the other hand, the differences between
Europe and the USA in historical development, social and institutional
backgrounds and cultural assumptions lead to different discursive practices and
may result in diverging approaches to a number of issues, including among other
things global safety, ecology, medical ethics and institutional interventionism
in economy and business. The issues to be addressed are intercultural discourses
in any area and illustrating successful communication, mutual or one-sided
influences on discursive practices and obstacles to the achievement of mutual
understanding.
Conference languages
Contributions will be accepted in English, German and Polish.

Submission of Abstracts
Deadline for submitting abstracts is 30th January 2009.
Please send your abstract in max. 300 words edited in MS Word to
hanna.pulaczewskasprachlit.uni-regensburg.de. The academic committee will
notify you whether your proposal has been accepted by February 20th.

Proceedings
Proceedings will be digitally published on the conference website. Selected
papers will be published in book form.

Conference Homepage
Further details are to be found at http://icec2009.wssm.edu.pl/

The Academic Committee
prof. dr. hab. Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Academy for international Studies
(WSSM) Łódź and University of Łódź
prof. dr. hab. Hanna Pulaczewska, Academy for international Studies (WSSM) Łódź
dr. Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka, Academy for international Studies (WSSM) Łódź and
University of Łódź
dr. Adam Bednarek, Academy for international Studies (WSSM) Łódź and University
of Łódź



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