March 10, 2013

Call for Papers: UVa Slavic Forum


The Society of Slavic Graduate Students at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Slavic Forum to be held in the Jefferson Scholars Building in Charlottesville on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The theme of this year’s forum is ‘The Power of Language, The Language of Power.’

The organizers invite submissions examining any aspect of the intersection of language and the various structures of authority. How does language confer political, social or literary capital to its users? In what ways do tools of discourse influence the thoughts and actions of individuals and societies? This theme is intended to guide presentations and discussion in the broadest possible terms, and may include topics as diverse as:

- The artist and the state
- Author and authority
- Political propaganda
- Foreign language-learning and pedagogy
- Linguistic analysis
- Ethical and political dimensions of translation
- Marginalized discourses, dialects, vernaculars, idioms, and slang phraseologies
- Creation of national literatures and canons
- Language of subversion, political satire, literary parody, anekdoty
- Literary works engaged in social and political discourses
- Linguistic norms and prescriptive approaches to usage -
- Etc.

Call Deadline: 18-Mar-2013

View the full call for papers at

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