Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
February 14, 2016 to April 11, 2016
Location: 
Oman
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Communication, Digital Humanities, Literature, Linguistics

Connecting the Dots in a Globalized World

3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation

November 3-5 2016 Oman

 

Department of English Language and Literature

Sultan Qaboos University

 

 

Call Deadline (Early Decision): 14 February 2016.  Decision returned by 29 February

Call Deadline (Regular): 11 April 2016.  Decision returned by 2 May

 

Meeting Description

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to highlight the relationship between global themes and local practices. The focus thus is on the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies and methodologies, the conference will centralize research which extends theory, methodology and application (e.g., translation and technology; linguistic frameworks for literary analysis); it will also highlight research that weds local scholarly and pedagogical projects with global concerns (e.g., English as a glocal language; social media and language choice). Proposals that aim to address either of these two areas, and which emphasize exploratory, experimental research or reconstructed concepts, frameworks of analysis, or approaches, are particularly welcome.

Proposals which fall outside the focus of the conference, but within the disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation, will also be considered.  

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Jan Blommaert (Linguistics), Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Michael Cronin (Translation), Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Ian Almond (Literature), Georgetown University, Qatar
  • Rani Rubdy (Language), Independent Scholar

Sample conference themes include the following, but a wide range of proposals is invited:

Language

·         Language, culture and globalization

  • Global teaching policies and local norms
  • Language commodification and ideologies
  • Globalizing technologies and the language classroom

Linguistics

·         Social media and identity

  • Language acquisition and migrant populations
  • Language change and the media
  • Global/local language adaptation

Literature

·         Localizing global/world literatures

  • Arabic and non-Western literature in a globalized world
  • Literature from the diaspora
  • The sociolinguistics of literature

Translation

·         Issues in local/global translation

  • Translating culturally remote literature
  • Translation and multimodal texts
  • Machine translation and the web

 

Submission Details

Call Deadline (Early Decision): 14 February 2016. Decision returned by 29 February

Call Deadline (Regular): 11 April 2016. Decision returned by 2 May

To enable presenters to apply for funds or leave from their home institution, we offer two deadlines for proposals to present at the conference: an early decision deadline of 14 February 2016, with a decision returned by 29 February (for those who need to apply for funds/leave), and a regular deadline of 11 April 2016, with a decision returned by 2 May.

Registration starts on 1 March 2016.

Proposals are invited for papers (20 +10 minutes discussion).

To submit your abstract, please send an email (with a Word attachment) to the following address: squconference2016@gmail.com by the relevant submission deadline. Please include ALL the following information, numbered:

  1. Name, title and affiliation (university/college/etc)
  2. Full address (include country), email and telephone (include country code)
  3. Title of paper/presentation
  4. Areas which the paper/presentation links (please be precise)
  5. Brief outline of the paper/presentation for inclusion in the conference program (100 words max)
  6. Full abstract for the review committee (500 words max)
  7. Up to five relevant keywords

 

To find out more information about the conference and Oman, visit the 2016 Connecting the Dots website:

www. squconference2016.com

 

In common with previous conferences organized by the Department of English Language and Literature, it is intended that an edited collection of papers from the conference will be published. Accepted presenters will need to submit their paper for publication in early February 2017. Further details will be provided in due course.

 

Sultan Qaboos University, Oman’s largest and most prestigious institution of higher learning, is located 45km from Muscat. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to approximately 16,000 students.

 

Oman, a peaceful nation on the Arabian Gulf in the Middle East, is hailed as the jewel of Arabia. It has landscape covering desert, riverbed oases and long coastlines. The capital city, Muscat, is home to the majestic Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Royal Opera House Muscat, and the old waterfront Mutrah bazaar.

 

Contact

Conference Chairs: Dr. Najma Al Zidjaly and Dr. Andrew Littlejohn

Email: squconference2016@gmail.com

 

Contact Info: 

Department of English Language and Literature

Sultan Qaboos University

Muscat

Oman