[lg policy] call: Discourse of Identity

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 24 14:13:57 UTC 2011

Discourse of Identity

Date: 13-Jun-2012 - 15-Jun-2012
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Contact Person: Susana-Maria Doval-Suárez
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics;

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

Discourses frame identity, that is, linguistic processes and other
strategies embedded in social practices shape the way individuals and
groups (re)create themselves. Language and society are central to
identity formation and expression. Our aim is to turn to a multi- and
inter- disciplinary approach from fields such as linguistics,
literature, sociology, psychology, history, and gender studies, among
others, in order to render a comprehensive analysis of this complex
issue – the drama of identity.

Plenary speakers will be Ann Banfield (University of California,
Berkeley), Irma Taavitsainen (University of Helsinki), Michael Toolan
(University of Birmingham), Ruth Wodak (University of Lancaster) and
Laura Alba (UNED, Spain).

The Organising Committee at the University of Santiago de Compostela:

Teresa Sánchez Roura (Coordinator)
Susana Jiménez Placer (Coordinator)
Elsa González Alvarez (Coordinator)
Laura Lojo Rodríguez (Secretary)
Susana Doval Suárez (Secretary)

Call for Papers:

Scholars interested in any aspect relating to this theme are invited
to submit abstracts for papers. We are particularly interested in
papers related to both theoretical and methodological issues, as well
as case studies, on the discourse(s) of private and public identities,
whether individual or collective, from a linguistic, pragmatic,
social, cultural and/or literary perspective, focusing on any kind of
texts in English from any period (such as literary works, personal
letters, advertising, film, egodocuments, and so on).

We invite suggestions for panel sessions.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 15th 2012.
Notification of acceptance will occur by end-February 2012. Slots for
papers will be 30 minutes, including time for questions; the language
of the papers will be English.

Detailed suggestions for panel sessions should reach us before
November 15th 2011, indicating title of session, convenor(s), number
of slots needed and possible participants. Acceptance of panels will
be notified by December 1st, so that abstracts can reach the
convenor(s) by January 15th.

Abstract Format:

Maximum length 350 words or one page A4, using Times New Roman font 12
point, including references.

Please send one document (name the Word file: yourname DiscofIden2012)
with two versions of the abstract to congreso.identidadusc.es: one
version with your name and affiliation appearing below the title, and
one version without name and affiliation.

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