Saturday, 21 April 2012

CFP: Russian Language & Culture, Princess Dashkova Centre, Edinburgh

Negotiating Ideologies II: Inclusion and Exclusion in Russian Language and
Second Call for Papers

Following the first Negotiating Ideologies conference in 2010, we are
pleased to announce a second one-day conference for postgraduates in the
field of Russian Studies, to be held at the Princess Dashkova Centre,
University of Edinburgh, on the 5th of October, 2012. 

This interdisciplinary conference will examine ideological production in
Russian language and culture through the multiple tools of inclusion and
exclusion. By bringing together scholars from diverse backgrounds within the
broad field of Russian studies, we hope to take advantage of different
disciplinary perspectives on practices of inclusion and exclusion. Panels
are invited from researchers in areas such as sociolinguistics, discourse
analysis, culture, history, and translation. 

The conference will address aspects such as: 
- The working of discourses to construct in and out groups. 
- Discourses of racism and other forms of discrimination.
- Language policy in Russia.
- The place of the Russian language outside Russia.
- Cultural means of creating inclusion and exclusion.
- Inclusion and exclusion in translation.
- Inclusion and exclusion in a historical perspective.
- Memory studies: "remembering" or "forgetting" aspects of the past. 

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited from current postgraduates by the
closing date of 1 May 2012. Please submit short abstracts (up to 300 words)
and details of institutional affiliation to the organisers at
Some assistance with speakers' travel expenses may be available- this is
dependent on funding.

Organising committee:
Ekaterina Popova
Elena Moore
Samantha Sherry

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