LINGUIST List 24.1684

Mon Apr 15 2013

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 15-Apr-2013
From: Till Meister <>
Subject: Exploring the Periphery
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Full Title: Exploring the Periphery
Date: 08-Nov-2013 - 09-Nov-2013 Location: Bielefeld, NRW, Germany Contact Person: Sarina Schnatwinkel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2013

Meeting Description:

Exploring the Periphery
Perspectives from Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching, Literary and Cultural Studies
November 8-9, 2013 (Bielefeld University, Germany)

This interdisciplinary conference aims at exploring and challenging the concept of periphery from various angles and in different fields of British and American Studies. As the ‘writing back’ paradigm of Postcolonial Studies illustrates, the concept of periphery still implies the existence of a center that generates and sustains binary oppositions and hierarchical structures. As we experience global migration and transnational mobility, we need to renegotiate the concept of periphery in order to make sense of the newly emergent dichotomies in linguistic, language teaching, cultural and literary spheres.

Call for Papers:

Our conference focuses on the analysis of current aspects and dimensions of center-periphery relations, enabling postgraduate students to present their research projects and receive qualified feedback. We encourage doctoral students to send proposals for a 20 minute presentation in English. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

- Research of creoles; hybrid languages; postcolonial varieties and dialects of English
- New or neglected literatures, literary forms or topics, motives and styles
- Alternative approaches and methods to foreign language learning and teaching

Please send title, abstract (approximately 300 words) and a short bio to the organizers by June 15, 2013.

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