Language, Literacy and Identity conference
University of Sheffield, UK
1st – 2nd July 2016
Conceptualising literacy and language is a key task in a world which is on the move, both literally and symbolically. This conference engages with the theme of Language, Literacy and Identity in order to better understand how communities, groups and individuals engage with literacy. It is concerned with exploring how literacy practices and texts affect our sense of who we are, how we relate to each other and our place within the world. We welcome papers considering literacy, language and identity across contexts, and domains of life. We are interested in how multilingual identities shape literacy practices, and in new understandings of the move to visual and digital literacies. This includes work engaging with new paradigms for literacy, including sensory and embodied approaches and the turn to the post-human in literacy research. Our approach is multi disciplinary, with a focus on language and literacy within a wide range of contexts, themes and perspectives.
The Conference will be at The University of Sheffield at The Ridge, S10 3AY.
Please send abstracts via email by 17th April 2016.
Abstracts should be up to 350 words and based on the assumption that presentations will be 30 minutes with 15 minutes discussion. Please signal whether your abstract is for a paper, a Short Fuse presentation or for a poster.
30 minute presentation of research or an argument. 15 minutes questions.
Specifically for research students. The Short Fuse is a popular slot & is designed to allow many presentations in a focused and lively form.
The format involves: 10 Powerpoint slides only; Total presentation will be 5 minutes; 5 minutes for questions. You should set your slides to advance automatically for your talk.
You should bring your printed poster with you.