CFP: Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to highlight the relationship between global themes and local practices. The focus thus is on the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies and methodologies, the conference will centralize research which extends theory, methodology and application (e.g., translation and technology; linguistic frameworks for literary analysis); it will also highlight research that weds local scholarly and pedagogical projects with global concerns (e.g., English as a local/global language; social media and language choice). Proposals that aim to address either of these two areas, and which emphasize exploratory, experimental research or reconstructed concepts, frameworks of analysis, or approaches, are particularly welcome.

Proposals which fall outside the focus of the conference, but within the disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation, will also be considered.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Jan Blommaert (Linguistics), Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Michael Cronin (Translation), Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Ian Almond (Literature), Georgetown University, Qatar
  • Rani Rubdy (Language), Independent Scholar

Call Deadline (Early Decision): 14 February 2016. Decision returned by 29 February
Call Deadline (Regular): 11 April 2016. Decision returned by 2 May

Please see the conference website for more detail.