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LINGUIST List 22.4145

Sun Oct 23 2011

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/Tunisia

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        1.     Lamia Bach Baoueb , Changing Times, Changing Exchanges

Message 1: Changing Times, Changing Exchanges
Date: 21-Oct-2011
From: Lamia Bach Baoueb <lamia_bachbaouebyahoo.fr>
Subject: Changing Times, Changing Exchanges
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Full Title: Changing Times, Changing Exchanges

Date: 05-Dec-2012 - 07-Dec-2012
Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Contact Person: Adel Manai
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2012

Meeting Description:

The January 14, 2011 Tunisian Revolution, the first in the 21st century and different by many standards, was a global event. It puzzled thrilled, shocked and destabilised individuals, peoples and states. Its domino effect is ongoing and its geopolitical, diplomatic, socio-economic and military, implications are still unfolding. It is changing times, affecting interests, forcing new agendas and generating new rules of exchange. Components of regional and international relations are being redefined. The revolution (s) is showing concealed vulnerabilities and fragilities here and apparently dormant and powerful counter-hegemonic forces of change there. The revolution(s) is undoubtedly providing people with a new sense of themselves and status.

Prevailing frames of reference and theorist assumptions are under pressure. There is an urgent need to rethink some previous explanatory frameworks and discourses.

This is an interdisciplinary conference on timely and pressing themes which will allow the conference participants to address issues which affect the real world today and engage with many of the already prevailing questions, theoretical constructs and discourses.

Call for Papers:

Potential contributors are invited to submit papers on topics including (but by no means limited to):

- The Tunisian revolution(s) capacity to break with the past and its global character
- Its comparability to recent/past revolutions/similar events in terms of motivations, ideologies, participants, targets, modes of action and responses of political authorities
- Historical, literary, discursive, sociological, political, journalistic and linguistic representations of the revolution(s)
- The advent of a post-Tunisian revolution world
- Tunisia/North Africa and the English-speaking world: history of encounters, relations, prospects of change and exchange in the future
- Alienation, exclusion, anger, protest, dissidence, fear, violence, political action
- Gender: roles and politicisation
- Identities
- Reflections on language, culture and literature in times of revolutions

We are interested in receiving abstracts for twenty-minute papers in the areas of history, cultural studies, literature, sociology, philosophy, comparative studies and politics amongst others.

English is the language of the conference, but papers in Arabic and French will also be accepted.

Deadline for abstracts: April 1, 2012
Notification of abstract acceptance: April 15, 2012

Abstracts should be 250-300 words long and include affiliation and a short biography.

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