Call for Papers: 67th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

call for papers [150-2]April 10-12, 2014
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky


East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) Studies

Deadline for Abstract Submission: November 11, 2013

The Kentucky Foreign Language Conference is proud to open sessions devoted to the presentations of scholarly research in the area of East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) Studies.  Abstracts are invited in all areas and aspects of this field, including, but not limited to:

Class, gender, ethnicity/race
Colonialism and Diaspora
Memory, violence, and nation
Popular culture in global markets
Performance, agency, and identity
Ethics of literary-cultural studies
Classical literature; new readings
Media studies, music studies, film studies
Social movements–justice, citizenship, and resistance
The avant-garde–arts in contexts
Body, space, and the public sphere
The politics of writing writing within/against culture

Each presentation is 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute question & answer session.  In addition to individual paper proposals, proposals for organized panels of 4-5 papers will be considered.

An individual paper proposal should be electronically submitted.  It should be no more than 250 words and should include the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information.

An organized panel proposal of 4-5 papers should be submitted as follows:

The panel organizer should electronically submit a panel proposal.  The panel proposal cannot exceed 500 words in length and should include 1) the title of the panel, 2) the organizer’s name and contact information, and 3) the names, contact information, and affiliations of all panel participants.  In addition to the panel proposal submitted by the panel organizer, each participant–including the panel organizer—MUST electronically submit an individual paper proposal (see above).  Please indicate that your presentation is part of a pre-organized panel and list the title and organizer of the panel in the proposal.

Papers should be read in English to facilitate cross-cultural dialogue and conversation.  Acceptance of a paper or an organized panel implies a commitment on the part of all participants to register and attend the conference. All presenters must pay the appropriate registration fee by February 15, 2014 to be included in the program.*

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 Studies, Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Studies (Spanish Peninsular and Spanish American), Neo-Latin Studies, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies, Italian Studies, Russian Studies, Language Technology, Second Language Acquisition, and Translation Studies.

To submit abstracts and panel proposals BY NOVEMBER 11, 2013, please use
the KFLC link:

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