[csaa-forum] AULLA conference 2016 CfP

Tom Clark Tom.Clark at vu.edu.au
Fri Jul 31 09:33:01 ACST 2015

**Love and the Word**

+ AULLA Conference 2016
Hosted by Victoria University, the Australasian Universities Languages & Literature Association Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 7th-9th December 2016.
The conference theme draws on AULLA's origins as an association of scholars working in fields of philology. Thus we examine both philos (love) and logos (word). How does affection affect words? What do people mean by 'love' and its counterparts in the world's languages? Or perhaps: how does it 'do' those meanings?
We encourage papers with a focus on engaged studies and discussions of teaching practice and of critical/exegetical responses to creative practice. Papers that respond to 'love and the word' in the fields of languages, the literary study of other languages, and philosophical approaches to cultural expression are expressly welcome. We also expressly welcome interdisciplinary angles on the theme, such as Cultural Studies, Indigenous Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and comparative approaches.

+ Venue
The conference will be held at Victoria University in Footscray, Melbourne. In 2016 VU celebrates its centenary as a tertiary education institute. This celebration draws the University, like this conference, to reflect on where it has come from and where it might be going.

+ Call for papers
The organisers welcome submissions for individual presentations of 20 minutes and panel sessions of 90 minutes. Please note: Submissions are due by Monday the 29th February 2016.
Submissions should include: name/s of author/s (including affiliations), title of presentation, an abstract of up to 200 words, and a biographical note of up to 50 words per author.
Please send to: aulla at aulla.com.au.

+ About AULLA
The Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) is an international academic organisation that advances research in all fields of language and literature, including linguistics, film studies, philosophy of literature, creative exegeses, poetics, and cultural studies, in the tertiary institutions of Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific. AULLA is affiliated with the International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures (FILLM) and the International Federation of the Societies of Classical Studies (FIEC).
AULLA's mission is to promote cross-disciplinary connections and synergies and to encourage innovative research directions in language, literature and cultural studies. To facilitate this, AULLA holds regular congresses that bring together scholars from all disciplines associated with the study and teaching of languages and literature.
The Sussex-Samuel Prize for Postgraduate Students is offered by AULLA to encourage postgraduate student participation in the broader scholarly community. The prize is awarded for a paper presented at the AULLA congress by a postgraduate student, judged by a panel within the Executive to be significant, innovative and accomplished. The applicant must be a currently enrolled postgraduate research student. The author of the winning paper will receive a prize of AUD$800, and the paper will be developed for peer-reviewed publication in AULLA's Journal of Literature Language and Culture.

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