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|Full Title:||In Medias Res: Uses of Narrative in English Language Studies|
|Start Date:||26-Sep-2013 - 27-Sep-2013|
|Contact:||Dr. Asliye Dagman|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
|Meeting Description:||In Medias Res: Uses of Narrative in English Language Studies is an international conference which aims to bring together scholars from all disciplines and intellectual orientations. The symposium aims to build on the common ground occupied by the study of English Language Teaching, English Literature and Translation Studies by focusing on the cross-disciplinary issue of narrative.
In this way, the conference aims to address the various dimensions of language teaching and learning practices within different cultural and social contexts. We also invite reflection on the ways in which narrative has been addressed in literary and cultural traditions, both past and present, and the relationship between narrative, teaching and translation practices.
The narrative of ‘participating’ in language studies is often non-linear, disjointed and disrupted. Every attempt to ‘read’, ‘teach,’ ‘learn’ or to ‘translate’ has a different trajectory, with multiple points of departure, multiple story-lines and multiple potential endings. Individual narratives converge with preceding ones and are shaped by other participators, teachers, learners, researchers and writers. Each scholarly intersection results in an alternative narrative that would not otherwise be possible. In this sense, every textual beginning in language studies, be it in person, in the classroom or on paper, inevitably starts from a/the ‘middle’.
|Linguistic Subfield:||Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation|
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