23.2079, Calls: English, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/Poland

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Subject: 23.2079, Calls: English, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/Poland

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Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 17:59:29
From: Ewa Glapka [ewaglapka_ev at wp.pl]
Subject: Gender in English Studies International Symposium

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Full Title: Gender in English Studies International Symposium 
Short Title: GES 

Date: 19-Oct-2012 - 21-Oct-2012
Location: Szczecin, Poland 
Contact Person: Ewa Glapka
Meeting Email: info at ges-symposium.pl
Web Site: http://www.ges-symposium.pl/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics 

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 15-May-2012 

Meeting Description:

The symposium Gender in English Studies International Symposium 'The fluidity and contestability of gender and sexuality' concerns approaches gender within Anglophone and Celtic linguistics and literature as well as culture studies. The aim of this symposium is to contribute to the academically informed discussion on gender within Anglophone and Celtic linguistics and literature as well as culture studies. To explore gender issues from a variety of perspectives, we plan to organize plenary lectures and themed sessions on the topics of the fluidity and contestability of gender and sexuality. The point of departure for the conference is the assumption that gender-related processes take place in context (spatio-temporal, social, cultural and political etc.) and need to be investigated as such.

Our goals are to:

1. Offer a forum for faculty and PhD students to present papers and work-in-progress in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere
2. Allow participants to present different methods and styles of gender research and hence explore the creative, interdisciplinary potential of language and gender studies 
3. Work up an interdisciplinary research agenda - a line of gender inquiry which will further the fight against gender-related discrimination and stigmatization
4. Offer a platform for BA and MA students interested in the topic to share their academic interests in Young Scholars' Workshop

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Judith Jack Halberstam (University of Southern California)
Dr Bethan Benwell (University of Stirling)

Conference fee: 500 PLN/EUR 120 (PhD students: 350 PLN/EUR 85) 

Call for Papers:

Areas for possible contributions include but are not restricted to: gender studies, masculinity studies, queer studies, discourse studies, performativity theory, feminisms, media studies, sociolinguistics, education studies, LGBTQIA themes, sexuality studies and childhood studies. We would also like to invite theoreticians of gender and sexualities, as well as activists who deal with gender and LGBTQIA-related issues in Anglophone and Celtic contexts. The language of the conference is English. We plan to publish a monograph, which will include selected papers from the symposium.

The deadline for abstracts (approximately 250-300 words) is May 15, 2012. Please submit your paper proposal through the registration form available on our website.

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