First International Conference on Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (ICLCLE)

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Call for Papers
February 28, 2018
Indiana, United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Languages, Research and Methodology, Social Sciences, Teaching and Learning


Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018

Keynote Speakers

Ofelia García, Graduate Center of the City University of NY

Shirley Brice Heath (Professor Emerita), Stanford University

Thomas Ricento, University of Calgary


The Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (LCLE) in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington invites proposals for panels, individual papers, round table discussions, interactive workshops and poster sessions to be presented at the First International Conference on Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (ICLCLE) in October 5-7, 2018 at Indiana University-Bloomington, USA.

The First International Conference in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (ICLCLE) is a multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary event that will bring together researchers, educators, scholars, instructors, practitioners, activists and graduate students from around the world. This international conference includes research, pedagogy and practice about diverse issues in language, literacy and culture in education. The participants in this conference will be involved in a local and global dialogue and exchange of ideas, research and experiences on the themes of the event.

Selected articles will be published in a book and also in the new electronic peer-reviewed International Journal of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (IJLCLE).

The deadline for receipt of proposals is February 28, 2018

Proposals will be accepted only through the online submission system.

Successful proposals will clearly indicate the relationship of the presentation to the core conference topics through tagging in the online submission system. Presentations should provide an opportunity for conference participants to engage with some of the challenging and fundamental questions at the intersection of research pedagogy and praxis. Interdisciplinary perspectives are very welcome.

Priority will be given to proposals that address including but not limited to one or more of the following topics:


Applied linguistics

Bi/multilingualism and bi/multilingual education

English as a second/foreign language

English as a Lingua Franca

First and second language acquisition and instruction 

Global studies in language education

Language attitudes and ideologies

Language and curriculum design

Language and diversity

Language and gender

Language and identity

Language Learning Strategies

Language teaching and professional development

Language teacher education

Linguistic landscapes

Linguistic anthropology in education

Pragmatics in language teaching and learning

Racial linguistics (raciolinguistics)

Semiotics and education

Sociolinguistics in education

World Englishes and English in the contact zones



African American languages and literacies

African Languages and Literacies

Children’s and young adult’s literacy and literature

Early childhood literacy

Heritage language and culture maintenances and loss

Home and workplace literacy

Indigenous literacies worldwide

Latino/Hispanic literacies

LGBTQAI literacies and literature

Literacy, biliteracy and multiliteracies  

Local and global literacies 

             Multimodal literacies

             New literacies

             Queer literacies and literature

Translingual, transcultural, translocal and transnational literacies

Technology and language teaching and learning

             The New Literacy Studies

              Whiteness studies in education


Classroom Ethnography

Classroom research on language and literacy

               Critical discourse analysis

               Practitioner inquiry/teacher research

               Quantitative and qualitative research on language and literacy education

               Sociocultural approaches to language and literacy education     


               Language and literacy policy and planning

               Language regimes and politics of language

               Language and political economy

               Language revitalization and documentation

Please note that while proposals will be accepted from a broad range of disciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives, the selection will prioritize the intersection of research, pedagogy, and praxis in relation to language, literacy and culture.



Proposals and presentations on original scholarship are welcome in named languages such as: English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish. However, all written work must also provide a translation to English. All proposals, regardless of type, must include the following:

•       Name and title of the author/organizer, institutional affiliation, and contact information

•       Title of the proposed presentation

•       Abstract (300 words)

•       Indicate any A/V equipment needs for your presentation

•       Accessibility statement: We welcome people with limited abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact at 812-856-8270 or

Proposals for panels and round table discussions must also include:

•       Name, title, and institutional affiliation for each additional participant

•       Role or proposed topic to be covered by each additional participant (150 words)

•       Indication that all proposed participants have been contacted and have agreed to participate

The submission of proposals will be handled through the online submission system

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