CALL FOR PAPERS
We are pleased to announce that the annual postgraduate colloquium in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics will take place on May 21st 2012.
This event will offer new academics from all research areas the opportunity to participate in an exciting and enjoyable conference-style event, where they can present their work and ideas in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment.
The theme of this year’s colloquium is Boundaries.
Abstracts should be emailed to Bridie Moore (blmoore1[at]sheffield[dot]ac[dot]uk) by 30th March 2012
We invite proposals for papers that cover any aspect of this concept, including, but not limited to, these areas:
Personal space; public space and human interaction
Margins; liminal spaces; peripheries
Geography; topography; physical boundaries
Travel, migration, mobility and cultural exchange
Nationality; community; citizenship and identity
Exclusion, displacement and insider/outsider status
Technology, science and new frontiers
Gender, ethnicity, disability and subjectivity
Faith, belief and scepticism
Historical eras and historical change
Legitimacy and illegitimacy
Policing; law-enforcing; law-making and law-breaking
Sex, sexuality, sexual practices and sexual taboos
Genre demarcation; artistic categorisation
Canon-building; syllabus-construction and publishing practices
Text and reader: stage and audience
Taste, decency, censorship and illicit language
Differential roles in work, family and leisure settings
Translation, adaption and reworking
Age, ageing and generational separation
Life and death
We invite interested individuals to submit a 250-word abstract (plus titles) on the topic of your choice. Final papers should be 15-20 minutes in length. Deadline for abstracts is 30th March.