In Medias Res: Uses of Narrative in English Language Studies

In Medias Res: Uses of Narrative in English Language Studies

International Interdisciplinary Conference

Kyrenia, North Cyprus

September, 26-27 2013

International Departments of English Association (IDEA) is pleased to announce: In Medias Res: Uses of Narrative in English Language Studies, an international interdisciplinary conference for language teachers, translators and literary scholars to be held in Kyrenia in collaboration with Near East University, on September 26th and 27th, 2013. The symposium aims to discuss the narrative aspect of English Language Teaching in conjunction with Literary and Translation Studies.

The narrative of “participating” in language studies is often non-linear, disjointed and disrupted. Every attempt to “read”, “teach,” “learn” or to “translate” has a different trajectory, with multiple points of departure, multiple story-lines and multiple potential endings. Individual narratives converge with preceding ones and are shaped by other participators, teachers, learners, researchers and writers. Each scholarly intersection results in an alternative narrative that would not otherwise be possible. In this sense, every textual beginning in language studies, be it in person, in the classroom or on paper, inevitably starts from a/the “middle”.

By focusing on the issue of narrative, we seek to provide a forum for the investigation of the various dimensions of language teaching and learning practices within different cultural and social contexts. We also invite reflection on the ways in which narrative is addressed in various literary and cultural texts, past and present.

By focusing this issue on identity, Inquire seeks to provide a forum for the investigation

The conference aims to bring together scholars from all disciplines and intellectual orientations. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, an exploration of the following topics: narratology – communication studies – linguistics – subjecthood – semantics – pragmatics – speech acts – translation theory – language learning theories – language teaching methodology – teaching strategies and styles –innovative approaches – blended-hybrid instruction – discourse analysis –constructivism – sociolinguistics- semiotics – multilingualism.

Please email your proposal, including a 300 word abstract (with title), institutional affiliation, a short biography (which should not exceed 100 words) and AV requirements to Dr. Asliye Dagman, Department of English Language and Literature, Near East University: a.dagman@ideaenglish.org. All papers presented at the conference will be considered for: 1) a monograph to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing; 2) online publication in a special proceedings issue of IJED (International Journal of English Departments) in April 2014, a peer reviewed journal.

Deadline for submission of Abstracts by: 1st May, 2013

Notification begins on: 1st June, 2013

Before 1st August 2013:

Non-Members: €130

Members and Students: €100

Until: 1st September 2013:

Non-Members: €160

Members and Students: €120

Registration includes refreshments and lunch on Thursday and Friday. Full-board accommodation is available at Acapulco Resort & Convention & Spa for an additional €150 for both nights, payable to IDEA during registration. For further details please visit: http://www.acapulco.com.tr

Please note that IDEA is a non-profit association dedicated to the study of English Language, Literature and Translation Studies. We regret to inform potential participants that we are not in a position to assist with conference travel or accommodation costs.

Guidelines for Submissions

The working language of the conference is English.

Each participant will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for questions and/or discussion. Endnotes and Bibliographic citations should follow the APA style. We welcome joint presentations, however, we ask that at least one of the authors is present at the convention.

We enthusiastically encourage submissions from graduate students, as well as faculty.

We look forward to reading your submissions.

Warm wishes,

Dr. Asliye Dagman

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Allan Richard James

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

Austria

Prof. Dr. Ben Rampton
Professor of Applied and Socio-Linguistics
School of Social Sciences and Public Policy
King’s College London

UK

Prof. Dr. Constant Leung

Professor of Educational Linguistics

School of Social Sciences and Public Policy

King’s College London

UK

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz

Professor of Applied Linguistics

Near East University

Cyprus

Prof. Dr. Paula Closson Buck

Professor of English

Bucknell University

USA

Prof. Dr. Sharon Gewirtz

Head of Department

Department of Education and Professional Studies

King’s College London
UK

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çiler Hatipoğlu

Middle East Technical University
North Cyprus Campus

Cyprus

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gül Celkan

Department of English

Middle Georgia State College

USA

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kutlay Yağmur
Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Culture Studies

The Netherlands

Asst. Prof. Dr. Elena Kozhevnikova
Saratov State University

Russia

Asst. Prof. Dr. Doina Popescu

Lecturer in English language Teaching

Near East University

Cyprus

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mine Özyurt Kılıç

Department of English Language and Literature

Doğuş University, İstanbul

Turkey

Dr. Asliye Dağman

Lecturer in English language and literature

Near East University

Cyprus

Dr. Çise Çavuşoğlu

Lecturer in English language Teaching

Near East University

Cyprus

Dr. Dimitris Evripidou
Lecturer in TESOL/Applied Linguistics
UCLan
Cyprus

Dr. Nadya C. Zimmerman

Cornish College of the Arts

USA

Dr. Oğuz Cincioğlu

Academic Coordinator
Department of English Language Teaching
İstanbul University

Turkey

Dr. Simon Coffey
Lecturer in Modern Languages Education
School of Social Sciences and Public Policy
King’s College London

UK

Melanie Cooke

Research Associate
School of Social Sciences and Public Policy
King’s College London

UK

Organizing Committee

Dr. Asliye Dağman

Dr. Çise Çavuşoğlu

Asst. Prof. Dr. Doina Popescu

Nurdan Atamtürk

Bilun Alioğlu

Bengi Altıner

Hale Silifkeli

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 1st May, 2013

Notification begins on: 1st June, 2013

Aim and Scope

In Medias Res: Uses of Narrative in English Language Studies is an international conference which aims to bring together scholars from all disciplines and intellectual orientations. The symposium aims to build on the common ground occupied by the study of English Language Teaching, English Literature and Translation Studies by focussing on the cross-disciplinary issue of narrative.

In this way, the conference aims to address the various dimensions of language teaching and learning practices within different cultural and social contexts. We also invite reflection on the ways in which narrative has been addressed in literary and cultural traditions, both past and present, and the relationship between narrative, teaching and translation practices.

Submissions may include, but are not limited to, an exploration of the following topics:

Narratology

Communication studies

Linguistics

Subjecthood

Semantics

Pragmatics

Speech acts

Translation theory

Language learning theories

Language teaching methodology

Teaching strategies and styles

Innovative approaches

Blended-hybrid instruction

Discourse analysis

Constructivism

Sociolinguistics

Semiotics

Multilingualism

Conference Website: http://ideaenglish.org/conference

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