CFP: Applying (Putonghua/English) Language Arts

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Fri Dec 10 14:52:22 UTC 2010


1st Conference on Applying (Putonghua/English) Language Arts
Hong Kong, June 4-5 2011 


Call for Papers 

The 1st Conference on Applying (Putonghua / English) Language Arts (APELA) invites papers exploring and rethinking these areas and relations, applications and interpretations in the contemporary context. We encourage papers adopting a variety of themes, perspectives, and approaches. We invite papers treating, but not limited to, the following topics: 


* contributions of linguistics to the study of literature, and of literature to the study of linguistics 


* language-arts-related academic and action research studies in areas such as literature, drama, popular culture, and the oral language arts 


* specific methods relating to the delivery of language arts in the English Medium of Instruction classroom 

role-play, scenario and simulation in the classroom 


* literature and language-related subjects raised by the use of playable media and applications as teaching tools, including interactivity, immersivity, ludology and narrativity in games, MMORPGs, cyberdrama, telephony and other playable media 


* professional challenges and opportunities presented by the new Language Arts curricula and approaches 


Presentation Arrangement 
Oral presentation: 20 minutes for each oral presentation, plus 10 minutes for Q&As

Conference Languages
English and Putonghua (Mandarin)

Abstract Submission Deadline
31 January 2011 (Notices of acceptance will be sent out by 28 February, 2011.)

Abstract Requirements

Abstracts should be written either in English or in Chinese. 


Each submission should be an abstract of two pages, excluding references. Template of the abstract can be downloaded from here:


Format: 1 inch margin using 12-point font, Times New Roman (English), ???? (traditional Chinese), or SimSun (simplified Chinese). 


Submission Requirements


Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual or one joint abstract per author. 


Please send two SOFT copies as e-mail attachments to egapela at, one with the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s) as well as affiliation(s), and the other without the author's information. Please name your file the same as the title of your paper. 


Please list (1) title of the paper, (2) name(s) of the author(s), (3) affiliation(s), (4) mailing address(es) and (5) email address(es) in the e-mail. 


Further Enquiries
Dr Christina DeCoursey, Programme Leader, MA in English Language Arts (Email: egdecour at; Tel: (852) 2766-7352)

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