CFP IAICS: Culture, Communication & Cosmopolitanism (Shanghai)

Call for Submissions
The 22nd International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)

Conference Theme: “Culture, Communication, and Cosmopolitanism”
July1-3, 2016
Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai

Conference Goals:
*To provide scholars, educators and practitioners from different cultural communities with opportunities to interact, network and benefit from each other’s research and expertise related to intercultural communication issues;
*To synthesize research perspectives and foster interdisciplinary scholarly dialogues for developing integrated approaches to complex problems of communication across cultures;
*To advance the methodology for intercultural communication research and disseminate practical findings to facilitate understanding across cultures;
*To foster global intercultural sensitivity and involve educators, business professionals, students and other stakeholders worldwide in the discourse about diversity and transcultural communication issues.

Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:
Cosmopolitanism in culture
Intercultural communication and cosmopolitanism
Cosmopolitanism in literature
Time and space in culture/literature
Language and culture
Intercultural communication and nationality
Language and identity
Comparative culture
Interculturality in literature
Intercultural communication and interculturality
Media and interculture
Internet intercultural communication
Multi cultures and interculturality
Intercultural communication competence
Culture and travel writing
Intercultural education
Crosscultural encounters
Interculture and human resource management
Comparative poetics
Interculture and public policy
Comparative literature
Transnational enterprises and intercultural communication
Cultural study theories
Literature and religion
Culture and diplomacy
Literature and film
Language planning and policy
Translation studies
Intercultural pragmatics
Foreign Language Teaching as Intercultural Communication

Guidelines for Submissions
Categories: Abstract, panel proposals, and workshop proposals may be accepted.
Abstract, 150-250 words in English, including positions, affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.

Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All panel proposals should provide a 100-word rationale and a 100-200 word abstract of each panelist’s paper; include affiliation and email addresses for each panelist.

Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted. Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.

Deadline: Please submit abstracts, panel/workshop proposals, and roundtable discussion sessions by 10th March, 2016.

Submission to:;
Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese
Conference host: School of English Studies, Shanghai International Studies University

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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