1st Conference on Applying (Putonghua / English) Language Arts (APELA)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 04, 2011||End Date/Time: Jun 05, 2011|
|Registration Date: Apr 30, 2011|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 15, 2011|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jan 31, 2011|
Language arts in its new form is in part a response to profound changes in curriculum, and in part a response to similarly profound changes in the globalised, media-driven cultural contexts of literature. Language arts now embraces new forms, as new media revisions and represents traditional literary works. Language and literature have much to offer each other. These developments are particularly affecting the teaching of English and Putonghua as second languages.
The 1st Conference on Applying (Putonghua / English) Language Arts (APELA) invites papers exploring and rethinking these areas and relations, applications and interpretations in the contemporary context. We encourage papers adopting a variety of themes, perspectives, and approaches. We invite papers treating, but not limited to, the following topics:
â€¢ contributions of linguistics to the study of literature, and of literature to the study of linguistics
â€¢ language-arts-related academic and action research studies in areas such as literature, drama, popular culture, and the oral language arts
â€¢ specific methods relating to the delivery of language arts in the English Medium of Instruction classroom
â€¢ role-play, scenario and simulation in the classroom
â€¢ literature and language-related subjects raised by the use of playable media and applications as teaching tools, including interactivity, immersivity, ludology and narrativity in games, MMORPGs, cyberdrama, telephony and other playable media
â€¢ professional challenges and opportunities presented by the new Language Arts curricula and approaches
Plenary Speaker: Associate Professor David Butt, Director, Centre for Language in Social Life, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Australia
Date of the Conference: 4-5 June, 2011
Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Oral presentation: 20 minutes for each oral presentation, plus 10 minutes for Q&As
Conference Languages: English and Putonghua (Mandarin)
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 January 2011 (Notices of acceptance will be sent out by 28 February, 2011.)
1. Abstracts should be written either in English or in Chinese.
2. Each submission should be an abstract of two pages, excluding references. Template of the abstract can be downloaded from the website.
3. Format: 1 inch margin using 12-point font, Times New Roman (English), æ–°ç´°æ˜Žé«” (traditional Chinese), or SimSun (simplified Chinese).
1. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual or one joint abstract per author.
2. Please send two SOFT copies as e-mail attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org, one with the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s) as well as affiliation(s), and the other without the author's information. Please name your file the same as the title of your paper.
3. Please list (1) title of the paper, (2) name(s) of the author(s), (3) affiliation(s), (4) mailing address(es) and (5) email address(es) in the e-mail.
Further Enquiries: Dr Christina DeCoursey, Programme Leader, MA in English Language Arts (Email: email@example.com; Tel: (852) 2766-7352)