LINGUIST List 30.1316

Sun Mar 24 2019

Calls: Portuguese; Spanish; Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Socioling/Canada

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Date: 18-Mar-2019
From: Sophie Harrington <>
Subject: XXXV Levy-Wasteneys Symposium
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Full Title: XXXV Levy-Wasteneys Symposium

Date: 20-Sep-2019 - 20-Sep-2019
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact Person: Sophie Harrington
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Portuguese; Spanish

Call Deadline: 01-May-2019

Meeting Description:

The University of Toronto’s Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Association (SPGSA) invites submissions from scholars of all disciplines for the 35th Levy-Wasteneys Symposium, “Beyond borders: unification and division in language and literature”, to be held in Toronto on September 20, 2019.

Keynote Speakers:

Armin Schwegler (University of California, Irvine)
Oswaldo Zavala (City University of New York)

Call for Papers:

XXXV Levy-Wasteneys Symposium
“Beyond borders: unification and division in language and literature”

In a world increasingly partitioned by artificial boundaries, language and literature can be both forces for unity and division – simultaneously bridging the gap between peoples and cultures, and fomenting isolationism through the erection of rhetorical walls. This symposium welcomes reflections on the social, aesthetic and theoretical insurrections at play within the Luso-Hispanic world.

Suggested themes include:

- Language variation and change
- Contact and creolization
- Diversity and universality
- Acquisition, assimilation and fossilization
- Ancestry, tradition and ritual
- Cross-curricular teaching and interdisciplinary methods
- Cinematography and divisive imagery
- Literature of nationalism versus globalism
- Dystopia and post-revolution unification
- Rebellion, silence and censorship
- Migration literatures, border representations and diaspora
- Dissolving, memory and new identities
- Violence and emancipation
- Economic distress, climate change and migratory crises

This symposium will be an interdisciplinary celebration of the far-reaching impact of Luso-Hispanic language and literature in areas including, but not limited to: general linguistics, comparative literature, art history, film studies, diaspora and transnational studies, anthropology, population genetics, pedagogy, philosophy, political science, etc. – as such, critical works related to these fields are particularly welcome.

Those interested should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (Times New Roman, 12pt, double-spaced) in English, Spanish or Portuguese, as well as a brief biographical note mentioning the field of study and the academic formation of the individual. Submissions should be e-mailed to no later than May 1, 2019. Presenters will be chosen by a multidisciplinary committee from of the Spanish and Portuguese department. More information at: .

Contributions that best capture the spirit of the symposium and generate a high level of discussion through engaging subjects will be acknowledged and considered for publication in the Association’s annual “Apuntes Hispánicos” journal ( , ).

The Organizing Committee rejects any mode of intellectual and/or academic dishonesty.

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