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POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE, MANCHESTER

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Louise Crowther <[log in to unmask]>

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CALL FOR PAPERS


POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE: ‘IDENTITY FORMATION’


WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL 2007


SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS & CULTURES

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER


CALL FOR PAPERS


This will be the first ever conference to incorporate all the departments 
in the Faculty of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at The University of 
Manchester.  This exciting inaugural event aims to be all inclusive and 
embrace all modern foreign languages; it will treat the notion 
of ‘Identity Formation’ in literature, art, film and media studies under 
three main themes:


1.	The role of philosophy in the formation of identity:

- this addresses how the individual acts/forms his identity as a result of 
his philosophical ideas.

- it could include the philosophical ideas and values of, for example, the 
Enlightenment; the Counter-Enlightenment; Irrationalism; Existentialism; 
Post-Structuralism; Post-Colonialism etc.

2.	Diasporic and transcultural identities:

- this could include the notion of “becoming” identitites; of identities 
being interchangeable; the concept of hybridity; and the effects of 
migration on identities.

3.	Narrative identity:

- this addresses the idea of identity as a meaningful narrative 
construction with a sense of time, a plot and a location and containing an 
assemblage of parts.

GUEST SPEAKERS

The guest speakers will be the distinguished scholars PROFESSOR CHARLES 
FORSDICK, The University of Liverpool, and PROFESSOR ADRIAN ARMSTRONG, The 
University of Manchester.

Professor Forsdick will discuss his very latest book on representations of 
Toussaint Louverture.  Amongst other subjects, he will discuss 
postcolonial representation and the effects of displacement, migration and 
travel on the identity of a historical figure freighted through two 
centuries of transcultural representations.

Professor Armstrong will discuss how to successfully pursue a career in 
academia as a postgraduate student and will address issues of learning and 
teaching within higher education.

Please join us for an exploration of this compelling subject of identity 
formation.  

Postgraduate students are cordially invited to submit abstracts relating 
to one of the three aforementioned panel subjects.

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPERS:

Please follow these instructions carefully:

- Abstracts [and papers] should be in English and no longer than 150 
words.  

- All citations in both the abstract and the paper should be given in 
English.

- Abstracts should indicate clearly which of the three panels they 
correspond to; please put the title of the panel you are applying to as 
the e-mail's subject.  

- Abstracts must be simply pasted/written into the e-mail and not attached 
as a Word [or other] document.  Please also indicate the proposed title 
for the paper at the start of the abstract.

- Please state whether you will require PowerPoint/an overhead projector 
for your paper.

- The papers are to be 20 minutes in length and no longer, with 
approximately 10 minutes for questions.

- Abstracts should be sent to [log in to unmask] 

- The submission deadline is 15 January 2007. 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

- Registration is via e-mail.  Please send your name, faculty, institution 
and contact telephone number to [log in to unmask]  Registration 
closes on 25 February 2007.


- Please send a cheque for ten pounds by 25 February 2007 to the following 
address:

Ms. Michela Baldo [S3.8]
School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities
The University of Manchester
Oxford Rd.
Manchester
M13 9PL

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting and inaugural event.  

Enquiries should be addressed to Michela Baldo at:  
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