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January 29, 2013

CFP Conference: The Power of Language, The Language of Power, UVa Slavic Forum

Deadline: March 15, 2013

The Society of Slavic Graduate Students at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Slavic Forum to be held in the Jefferson Scholars Building in Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The theme of this year’s forum is “The Power of Language, The Language of Power,” and we invite submissions examining any aspect of the intersection of language and the various structures of authority.

How does language confer political, social or literary capital to its users? In what ways do tools of discourse influence the thoughts and actions of individuals and societies? This theme is intended to guide presentations and discussion in the broadest possible terms, and may include topics as diverse as:

• The artist and the state
• Author and authority
• Political propaganda
• Foreign language-learning and pedagogy
• Linguistic analysis
• Ethical and political dimensions of translation
• Marginalized discourses, dialects, vernaculars, idioms, and slang phraseologies
• Creation of national literatures and canons
• Language of subversion, political satire, literary parody, anekdoty
• Literary works engaged in social and political discourses
• Linguistic norms and prescriptive approaches to usage

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit their work. Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted as attachments to SlavicForum@virginia.edu no later than March 15, 2013.

Posted by jychai at January 29, 2013 02:48 PM