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Languaging and Diversity in the Age of Post-colonial Glocal-medialization

Ultima actualizare: 4 Mar 2014

15-17 October 2014
Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Contact Person: Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2014

The LanDpost, 'Languaging and Diversity in the age of post-colonial Glocal-medialization' international conference aims to address issues of how identification processes impinge upon and shape, both historically and in present times, understandings of:

(i) Human communication and sociolinguistic issues
(ii) Personhood and identity
(iii) Intellectual, symbolic and material tools

The digital and medial lives of children, young people and adults in different geopolitical spaces and the disparity of experiences within these spaces and their communities call for systematically revisiting some central areas in the human and natural sciences generally, and the language and cultural sciences more specifically. The recent popular and academic interest in these digital and medial shifts (in Europe particularly) suggest a marginalization vis-à-vis the diversity and plurality of the Global South. This international conference aims to address such issues by eliciting participation and bringing together empirically framed analysis from sociolinguistic, discourse analytical, socio-cultural theoretical perspectives on the one hand, and post-colonial framings on the other.

This bilateral Swedish-Indian international multidisciplinary conference aims to provide a forum for both senior and junior scholars from the two environmental contexts who come together from a range of academic domains and disciplines. The work elicited will focus issues related to identification processes and representations of communication and identity from interactional and socio-historical perspectives.

Ways in which human beings in general and institutions including (social) media in particular conceptualize language and identity in the current age of globalization and digitalization has a fundamental bearing on not just issues of equity and democracy, but also on shifts in power relations between the Global North and the Global South. Recognizing the complexities that mark human collectives across time and space and the increasing pace of change and diversification that interfaces at global, national and local levels, LanDpost has the following explicit aims:

1. Bring together alternative voices from the Global North and South in order to enable empirically informed discussions that represent different domains/disciplines with the aim of renewing understandings of communication and diversity across time and space.

2. Provide a platform for discussing methodological and conceptual questions of relevance for postcolonial theorizing in the light of (i) empirical explorations, and (ii) local, regional and global changes, diversification and mobility across time and space.

3. Develop long term multidisciplinary and multisite research, including bilateral research applications.

Call for Papers:

Conference Theme Keywords:

Communication (including literacy/numeracy, bi/multilingualism/dialectalism), learning, intersectionality, identity/diversity, globalization, medialization, digitalization, empirical analysis, social interaction, sociohistorical analysis, mobility, representations.

Important Dates:

1st call: 10 February 2014
2nd call: 15 March 2014
Final call: 15 April 2014
Abstract deadline: 25 April 2014
Notification of acceptance: 20 May 2014
Registration deadline: 1 September 2014
Full length draft deadline: 15 September 2014
LanDpost conference: 15-17 October 2014