MLCS Graduate Student Conference
Annual CONNECTIONS Conference:
Transcending Connections 2018
When: February 15th and 16th 2018
Where: University of Alberta
November 17th 2017 December 1st, 2017
Notification: December 10th 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Graduate Student Council of the Modern Languages and Cultural Studies department at the University of Alberta invites submissions for its annual Connections conference: Transcending Connections 2018. We will be accepting academic and creative contributions that go beyond drawing the connections between languages, communities, cultures, artistic works, and concepts; by questioning, exploring, and interpreting their significance. Academic panels will be grouped based on themes and are open to all disciplines across the Social Sciences and Humanities, including but not limited to fields such as Applied Linguistics, Translation, Literature, and Cultural Studies. The Graduate Student Council welcomes everyone working in those fields or related fields, and strongly encourages new graduate students to participate.
“I believe that life is chaotic, a jumble of accidents, ambitions, misconceptions, bold intentions, lazy happenstances, and unintended consequences, yet I also believe that there are connections that illuminate our world, revealing its endless mystery and wonder.” (David Maraniss)
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
● Connection through translation
● Literary connections
● Creative nonfiction
● Politicization of aesthetics
● Visual culture
● Digital worlds
● Poetry reading
● Performance art
Academic presentations will be 15 minutes in length, followed by a 5-minute discussion period. Panel discussions and round tables will run for 60 minutes.
Artistic contributions can be submitted in addition to academic papers, and will be showcased during our Creative Night on campus.
● 250-word abstract
● 150-word bio
● example of creative work (e.g. a photo or excerpt)
● 150-word bio
Please submit your proposal via this form only by December 1st, 2017. If you have any questions, feel free to contact email@example.com. Notifications will be sent by December 10th 2017. Acceptance will be based on content quality, originality, and academic significance.
Dr. Salah Basalamah
Salah Basalamah is now Associate Professor at the School of Translation and Interpretation, University of Ottawa. His fields of research include the Philosophy of Translation, Translation Rights, Social and Political Philosophy, Postcolonial, Cultural and Religious Studies, as well as Western Islam and Muslims. He’s the author of Le droit de traduire. Une politique culturelle pour la mondialisation [The Right to Translate. A Cultural Policy for Globalization] (2009) at the University of Ottawa Press, and he translated from English into French Fred A. Reed’s Shattered Images (2002) [Images brisées at VLB (2010)] on the ancient and contemporary history of Syria. Since 2014, he teaches a multidisciplinary PhD seminar on the diversity of Canadian Muslims at the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies (ICAS) at the University of Ottawa.
The University of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.