The theme for IGALA 9 is Time and Transition: Gender, sexuality, discourse and language. This theme reflects Hong Kong, a city in which time and transition are unusually salient and omnipresent themes in social life. Working in this context has prompted the organizers to reflect on timescales and transitions in relation to this conference. How do time and transition interact with gender, sexuality, discourse and language? And how is this interaction manifest in the rest of the world?
– How do gender, sexuality, discourse, and language intersect with rapid change?
– How are transitions, discourse, language, gender, and sexuality mutually constitutive?
– How are meanings discursively constructed across various timescales in relation to gender and sexuality?
– How do short-term gender performances persist across time as we interact in the present?
– How do we project our gendered and sexualized ‘selves’ and societies into the future while drawing on the past?
We have invited six prominent scholars in the field of language, gender and sexuality: Sally McConnell-Ginet, Kira Hall, Mary Bucholtz, Peter A. Jackson, Jie Yang, Tommaso Milani (http://www.english.cityu.edu.hk/en/portal/igala/speakers.jsp)
We now invite abstract submissions for two types of contributions: Individual Papers and Panels (4 – 8 individual papers).
Panel organisers are responsible for the invitation, abstract selection, and the overall quality of the abstracts. You are welcome to post a call for abstracts for your panel on our website to connect with potential authors. If you would like to exercise this option, please send us an email email@example.com with relevant information (panel title, a brief description, and your email address for potential authors to contact you directly).
Submission of Abstracts:
All submissions have to be made via our online ”EasyAbs” page on Linguist List: (www.linguistlist.org/confservices/customhome.cfm?Emeetingid=6102JA4458BE925840A050441 ).
Deadline for panel abstract submission is 30 October 2015. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors in December 2015.
Deadline for individual paper abstract submission is 30 November 2015. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors in January 2016.
Word limits for abstracts:
Panel overview (submitted by panel organizer) – 750 words
Individual panel contribution and individual paper – 500 words
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You can find more information on the website of the conference: http://www.english.cityu.edu.hk/en/portal/igala/ or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/IGALA9 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org