LINGUIST List 27.4139

Fri Oct 14 2016

Confs: Ling & Lit/USA

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 12-Oct-2016
From: Sandra Russo <>
Subject: Transgression and Transformation: Bodies, Language, Places
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Transgression and Transformation: Bodies, Language, Places

Date: 08-Apr-2017 - 08-Apr-2017
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Contact: Sandra Russo
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Meeting Description:

In the twenty-first century, scholars, policy makers and the general public have paid renewed attention to the multiple meanings, limits, and interactions of the body, language, and space. From classical myths to contemporary transgender issues, how has the concept of transformation evolved throughout the centuries. How does it appear in the history, literature, arts, and sciences? In what ways does it touch or shape bodies, languages and places? Have these transformations been transgressive, or have the maintained the status-quo? With these critical shifts in mind we invite papers that address the widespread changes in academic thinking and the world at large. From Intersex to RuPaul, from the individual to the body politic, from local to global, from English only to bi- and multi-lingual inclusivity, we seek to interpret these transformations and transgressions from diverse and innovative perspectives.

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