25.2940, Calls: Socioling, Anthropological Ling, Discourse Analysis, Ling & Literature/Germany

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Subject: 25.2940, Calls: Socioling, Anthropological Ling, Discourse Analysis, Ling & Literature/Germany

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Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:15:55
From: Stefanie Jannedy [BIC2015 at gwz-berlin.de]
Subject: Borders & Identity (Urban Fragmentations)

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Full Title: Borders & Identity (Urban Fragmentations) 
Short Title: BIC2015 

Date: 16-Mar-2015 - 19-Mar-2015
Location: Berlin, Germany 
Contact Person: Stefanie Jannedy
Meeting Email: BIC2015 at gwz-berlin.de

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 12-Sep-2014 

Meeting Description:

Urban fragmentation(s)
Borders & Identity III
Berlin, March 16-19, 2015

The Centers for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in Berlin (GWZ) will jointly host the 3rd Borders & Identity conference from March 16-19, 2015 in Berlin (Germany). The conference provides a meeting place for researchers interested in interdisciplinary approaches to exploring Urban Fragmentation(s) from linguistic, literary, sociological, and historical points of view, or a combination thereof. The conference will be organized in three parallel strands, each chaired by a corresponding GWZ-center (ZAS, Center for General Linguistics; ZfL, Center for Literary and Cultural Research; ZMO, Center for Modern Oriental Studies):

1. Literature & Translation (ZfL)
2. Language & Linguistic Creativity (ZAS)
3. Society & Governance (ZMO)

Conference Location: Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)

2nd Call for Papers:

Abstract submission is now open. For detailed instructions, please visit: http://www.bic2015.de
For a full call for papers, please visit: www.bic2015.de

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: September 12, 2014
Notification of acceptance: October 31, 2014

We invite abstracts for oral presentations and posters on topics including, but not limited to, the following areas listed below. Interdisciplinary submissions are highly welcome.

Literature & Translation (ZfL):

1. Writing the City

  - Urban soundscapes: Fragments, collages, remixes
  - Literary interventions in urban society: cutting across town
  - Multilingual literatures in pluricultural cities
  - Plural topographies in urban literatures and cultures

2. ''The 'Translation' is the Message''

  - Translating the self: Writers in exile and migration
  - Translating the other: Appropriating foreign forms of cultural expression
  - The role and function of cultural mediators (artists, publishers, teachers, etc.)

3. New Subjectivities

  - Suburban subjectivities: Figurations of the self in recent post-socialist literature
  - (Urban) cultures of affect: Fragmented memories, distorted belongings, violent riots

Language & Linguistic Creativity (ZAS):

1. Linguistic diversity in the city
  - Multilingualism in the classroom
  - Multilingual cities as loci of language contact and change
  - Migration patterns and linguistic fragmentation

2. Citylects

  - Linguistic creativity / Multiethnolects
  - Language change / Language decay
  - Language variation and social networks

3. Language attitudes / Linguistic stereotypes

  - Perceptual ethnolectology
  - Language ideologies
  - Linguistic expressions of style

Society & Governance (ZMO):

1. Negotiating Diversities

  - Cultural, ethnic, and religious fragmentation in the city
  - Governance of plurality
  - Spaces of interaction, spaces of fragmentation

2. Contesting Visions

  - Splintering urbanism in networked cities
  - Urban contestations and violence
  - Unifying and fragmenting visions of urbanism
  - Fragmented authenticity of urban heritage

3. Rethinking Marginalities

  - Urban centrality and marginality: Concepts and terminologies
  - Urban centrality and marginality: Case studies

Please visit www.bic2015.de for further information.







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