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LINGUIST List 25.422

Sat Jan 25 2014

Calls: Ling & Literature/Russia

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 24-Jan-2014
From: Irina Stolyarova <english.philology.bsugmail.com>
Subject: Virtual Roundtable Reading Across Cultures and Languages
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Full Title: Virtual Roundtable Reading Across Cultures and Languages

Date: 22-Apr-2014 - 06-May-2014
Location: Buryatia, Russia
Contact Person: Irina Stolyarova
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 25-Mar-2014

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

Call for Papers:

The Department of English Philology invites you to share your research and creative endeavors in a virtual roundtable “Reading Across Cultures and Languages: Cultural, Literary and Linguistic
Perspectives on British, USA, Russian and Buryat Literatures'' on April 22 – May 6, 2014.


- Cultural aspects of British, American, Russian and Buryat literatures from various epochs
- Literary analysis
- Teaching literature at secondary school and at university
- Literature in language education and literature in teaching foreign languages
- Translating literary texts

Possible Formats:

1. Papers: Papers will be published on the conference website and in the conference proceedings.
2. Audio/video presentations: Recorded 15-to-25-minute asynchronous audio or video presentations will be uploaded on the conference website.
3. Reading groups: Online asynchronous or partly synchronous project groups will create a space for discussing works of British, USA, Russian or Buryat literature.
4. Skype meetings: Two-side meetings are aimed at discussing the virtual roundtable experience.

How to Submit Proposals:

1. Papers:

- Paper proposals are expected to have 150 – 200 words, to include the title and a short description of the topic(s) to be addressed.
- Proposals should be submitted via e-mail at kafedra_af_fiyamail.ru or English.philology.bsugmail.com.
- Papers should be 1000 – 5000 words, Times New Roman, 14 pt.

2. Audio/Video Presentations:

- Presentation proposals up to 150 – 200 words must be provided via email at kafedra_af_fiyamail.ru or English.philology.bsugmail.com.

3. Reading Groups:

- Reading group proposals should be submitted via email at kafedra_af_fiyamail.ru or English.philology.bsugmail.com.
- The reading group proposal is expected to include a description of goals and objectives, the number of members, and the preferred
technological modes.

4. Skype Meetings:

- Proposals should be submitted via email at kafedra_af_fiyamail.ru or English.philology.bsugmail.com.
- The proposals for meetings are expected to include a description of the topics to be addressed, the number of members.


Complete your registration form in a Microsoft Word document and send it with your photo to kafedra_af_fiyamail.ru or English.philology.bsugmail.com.

Registration Form:

First (Given) name:
Last (Family) name:
Group (Faculty/Grad. student/Undergrad. student):
Research interests:
Short biography (150 – 200 words):
Email (Your email will be accessible to the conference participants. If you do not wish your email to be available to the conference participants, please, point it out):
Telephone number (Optional):

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