Call for Papers: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference: East Asian Studies

call-for-papers-150-2168th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
April 23-25, 2015 – University of Kentucky – Lexington, Kentucky
CALL FOR PAPERS
East Asian Studies
Deadline for Abstract Submission: November 10, 2014

The KFLC is proud to open sessions devoted to the presentation of scholarly research in the area of East Asian 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

Paper presentations are 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute question & answer session. In addition to individual abstracts for paper presentations, proposals for panels of 5 papers will be considered.

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 and Slavic Studies, Second Language Acquisition, Translation Studies, and all fields of Linguistics.

Individually submitted abstracts should be no more than 250 words.

Panel proposals of 5 presentations should be submitted as follows: The panel organizer should  electronically submit a panel proposal. The panel proposal cannot exceed one page in length and should include the theme of the panel, the organizer’s name and contact information, and the names, contact information and affiliations of the panel participants. Each participant MUST submit an individual abstract using our online system in addition to the panel proposal.  Please indicate that your presentation is part of a pre-organized panel and list the title and organizer of the panel in the abstract.

Papers should be read in English. Acceptance of a paper or complete 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 March 1, 2015 to be included in the program.

For general information about the conference and paper presentation guidelines, and to submit abstracts and panel proposals BY NOVEMBER 10, 2014, please visit our website: https://kflc.as.uky.edu/.

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