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LINGUIST List 22.4248

Thu Oct 27 2011

Calls: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     D. Eric Holt , Cultural and Linguistic Intersections of the Transatlantic

Message 1: Cultural and Linguistic Intersections of the Transatlantic
Date: 27-Oct-2011
From: D. Eric Holt <holtsc.edu>
Subject: Cultural and Linguistic Intersections of the Transatlantic
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Full Title: Cultural and Linguistic Intersections of the Transatlantic

Date: 22-Mar-2012 - 24-Mar-2012
Location: Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Contact Person: D. Eric Holt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English; French; Portuguese; Spanish

Call Deadline: 04-Nov-2011

Meeting Description:

Cultural and Linguistic Intersections of the Transatlantic
March 22-24, 2012

In celebration of the University of South Carolina's new PhD in Spanish, with a special focus on Transatlantic Studies, we are pleased to announce the 14th Annual University of South Carolina Comparative Literature Conference: Cultural and Linguistic Intersections of the Transatlantic.

The conference will feature four plenary speakers:

Fernando Arenas, University of Michigan
Sibylle Fischer, New York University
Gilvan Müller de Oliveira, Instituto Internacional da Língua Portuguesa
Joan Ramón Resina, Stanford University

Call for Papers:

Analyzing and understanding the historical and cultural processes unique to the transatlantic sphere requires a comparative perspective. To that end, transatlantic studies examine the circulation of goods, ideas and people across the Atlantic, while simultaneously probing the implications of these processes for the nations involved. In keeping with this simultaneous focus on transnational and national coordinates, this colloquium solicits papers with a transatlantic perspective on both the formation and the diasporic nature of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian cultures. So as to further account for the centrality of African cultural contexts in transatlantic processes, papers dealing with French and Anglophone cultures are also welcome. Our common goal will be to examine how circum-Atlantic and cis-Atlantic processes frame the constitution of transnational and national identities, cultural production, discursive formations and ideas about language. As we aspire to delimit and define historical and cultural processes unique to the Atlantic, the colloquium will encompass both the Colonial period and the past two centuries of nationhood.

Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:

- Local, national and imperial languages in situations of contact and conflict (past, present and future)
- Spanish as a world language - sociolinguistic and cultural perspectives
- Language policy, multilingualism and multiculturalism in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English-speaking world (past, present and future)
- Discourses and practices of subordination, domination and discrimination (i.e. colonial period, neocolonial dynamics)
- Transnational discourses on violence and human rights in film and literature/ cultural production
- Transatlantic historical and cultural processes in film and visual culture
- Postcolonial and Subaltern Studies Approaches to the Transatlantic
- Performance Studies
- Spaces and places linked to transatlantic processes
- Genealogies and trajectories of Hispanism/Transfers of ideas and cultural forms across the Atlantic
- Immigration, exile, diaspora, and transoceanic identities

Abstracts for twenty minute papers should be sent to TransatlanticSC2012gmail.com by November 4, 2011. Abstracts should be 250 words long. Panel proposals of 750 words are due by the same date. Panels should include three papers and a respondent. This and additional information available at:


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