Deadline: December 28, 2011
The Slavic Graduate Students' Association (SGSA) invites all
interested graduate students to submit abstracts for our Graduate
Student Conference on Discourse Across Borders: Slavic Studies from
Kievan Rus to Present Day. The conference will take place on February
24th and 25th, 2011 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Constant innovation in communication and media technologies is
changing the notions of nation and national identity. We have witnessed
how these new technologies can facilitate political and social
revolutions. At the same time, these tools can be used to further
imperialist and authoritarian agendas. Most essentially, we want to ask,
what is a nation and how has this concept shifted in meaning? We want
to explore the inherent difficulties in contextualizing historical
national traditions, and new ways of looking at the cultural traditions
of post-communist nations.
We welcome papers in any discipline that enrich the study of Slavic nations. Examples include, but are not limited to:
· Nationalism, Politics and Identity
· Literature and Imaginary Homelands
· Social Media and the Diaspora
· Film, Art and Transnationalism
· Pop Culture and Language
· National Character and Memory
To present a paper, please submit an abstract (up to 300 words in
length) with your full name, institution, contact information (email
address and telephone number), major area of study, and the title of the
paper. If you need any audiovisual equipment, please include that as
Submissions are due on December 28th, 2011 to Katerina Lakhmitko at email@example.com.
We will let you know if your abstract has been accepted in early
January. Please submit your final paper by January 20th so that we can
publish it online before the conference. If you have any questions,
please contact Katerina or Alejandra O. Pires at firstname.lastname@example.org.