The BUC First International Conference: Negotiating Identity in Language and Literature (BUC-FIC)

Venue: Buraimi University College

Location: Al Buraimi, Al Buraimi, Oman

Event Date/Time: Sep 19, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 20, 2012
Registration Date: Aug 15, 2012
Early Registration Date: Aug 01, 2012
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Identity simply means who we are and how others perceive us. It is a language and culture rooted process that includes our understanding of our position and place in the world and others’ thoughts about who we are as well as who they are and their relationship to us. Identity is not static. It is a changing concept which is always in a continuous process of negotiation, whether for cultures, nations, or individuals. Language and literature are made to be stages for defining and redefining one’s identity and trying to give answers to questions like: what is identity? What is the impact of the world being a small village on one’s identity? Is identity socially constructed or willingly selected?
This argument around the “who is who” question, especially in the new globalized world, gave rise to our conference. It is going to be devoted to the negotiation of identity in the broadest contexts possible related to language and literature. Thus, we cordially invite both young and senior scholars, from various national and international academic institutions, to present papers representing various research fields related to the conference topic: history, philosophy, popular culture, education, language studies, literary studies, theatre studies, translation studies, film studies, gender studies, etc.
Papers may include, but are not restricted to discussions on:
• Identity crisis
• Performance of identity
• Identity and globalization
• Ethnic studies
• Gender studies
• Postcolonial studies
• Life in the Diaspora
• Education and Identity
• Identity and Nationalism
• Identity and Betrayal
• Cultural diversity and identity
• Globalization and identity
• Language and cultural identity
• E-language and identity
• Language Discourse and Identity
• Bilingualism and Identity
• Translation, Culture and Identity
• The Impact of ELT on Identity
• Curriculum and Identity

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Additional Information

Registration: -No fees for paper presentation. -A two-night Accommodation is offered by the BUC for international researchers with papers accepted for presentation. (Accommodation for participants from Oman and The United Arab Emirates is not covered by the college) -The conference booklets and book of extracts are freely provided by BUC. -R.O 15/ 40 Dollars for conference attendance. The attendance fee is to be paid in cash at the conference first day. Registration for the conference is now open. Only scholars who are in receipt of a written confirmation of acceptance may submit a participation form.