Call for Papers: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

April 19-21, 2012
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky


East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) Studies

Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 15

The 65th annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC) will feature sessions devoted to the presentations of scholarly research in the field of East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) Studies, broadly defined. The theme of this year’s conference is “Place and Space.”  Abstracts are invited in all areas and aspects of this topic.

Each presentation is 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute questions & answers period.  In view of the multi-lingual audience, the language of presentation is English.

We will consider 1) individually submitted paper abstracts and 2) proposals
for a panel of three-to-five papers.

1) An individually submitted abstract should be 250 words or less in length, and should include the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information. Once accepted, paper abstracts will be grouped into the panels according to the common themes.

2) A panel proposal should be 500 words or less in length, and should include the theme of the panel, the organizer’s name and contact information, and the names and affiliations of the panel participants.

Abstracts of the papers to be presented in the panel should be assembled by the panel organizer and submitted with the panel proposal.

The KFLC has a tradition of attracting scholars from a broad range of languages and specializations. This year’s conference will have sessions in Arabic Studies, East Asian Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German-Austrian-Swiss, Hispanic Studies, Italian Studies, Language Technology, Luso-Afro-Brazilian, Russian Studies, and Second Language Acquisition.  This year’s KFLC will feature Mary Sheriff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as keynote speaker.

Deadline for submission of abstracts and panel proposals is November 15.

To submit a paper abstract or a panel proposal, please visit the following website for more information:

Acceptance of a paper or a panel implies a commitment on the part of the participant/s to register and attend the conference. All presenters must pay the appropriate registration fee by February 15th  to be included in the program.

For more information on the conference, please visit For specific questions regarding the East Asian sessions, please contact the leader Masamichi (“Marro”) Inoue (

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