LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY:

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Third International Conference on Language, Literary and Cultural Studies
Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Humanities,
University of Vlora "Ismail Qemali", Albania

LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY: 21ST-CENTURY PERSPECTIVES

30 May 2018

Vlorë, Albania

 

Confirmed keynote speaker:

Dr. Julius Rozenfeld, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia

 

Important dates:

Deadline for proposals: 25 April 2018

Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2018

Registration: 7 May 2018

 

 

Call for papers

 

Third International Conference on Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Humanities,

University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Albania

 

30 May 2018

Deadline for abstract submission: 25 April 2018

 

LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY: 21ST-CENTURY PERSPECTIVES

 

The 21st-century world is moving and changing very rapidly. On the one hand, the speedy development of information and communication technology, which brought along the Internet, and with it many online tools and media, social media among the most popular, has considerably changed the world of information. In an eyeshut, we find ourselves absorbed in new realities and all sources of information these technological advances unwittingly introduce us to. Most of our time is spent communicating and interacting online with our workmates, friends, and family. On the other hand, we live, work, communicate and interact in a growingly globalized space—social, cultural, linguistic and so on. Globalization has largely affected the international exchange of cultures, ideas, values and above all, concepts. Moreover, the various waves of migratory movements, owing not only to globalization, but mostly to political, social and economic crises, call for our attention, to look into the new alignments, definitions and constructions of most social concepts. In view of these, concepts like language as the primary tool for communication, culture as a construct defining and defined by language and community as an integration of both need revisiting. What are the spaces they have come to occupy from a 21st-century perspective? 

We invite scholars interested in these issues to join us in the reconsideration of any of the following:

  • Representations of technology in language, literature and culture.
  • Globalization in language, culture and literature.
  • Constructions of new realities, real and imagined, in literature.
  • Émigré literature.
  • Writers in the diaspora.
  • Language and cultural knowledge as a means to communicate and connect.
  • Defining community, building citizenship.
  • Identities in the making.
  • Interculturality, culture, and language teaching and learning.
  • Teaching culture in the 21st-century classroom.
  • The effect of technology on language learning and teaching.
  • 21st-century teacher education.
  • Capacity building for the labour market.
  • Teachers’ concerns in the new millennium.
  • Current trends in FLT, learning process, learning and teaching resources, evaluation of the teaching and learning processes.
  • Multicultural education.
  • Technology, language use, and communication.
  • Social media and social communities.
  • Community languages.
  • Linguistic geographies.
  • Etc.

Papers are welcomed from but are not limited to:

  • World Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • Literary Criticism
  • Cultural Studies
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communication Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Pragmatics
  • Linguistics
  • Semiotics
  • Translation Studies
  • Applied Linguistics
  • FLT (Foreign Language Teaching)
  • FSP (Foreign Language for Specific purposes)

 

A special session will be organized on immigrant literature.

The conference language is English. Please send your abstracts (about 250 words) for papers (20 min) as an MS word attachment to the following email address by 25 April 2018:

armela.panajoti@univlora.edu.al

A selection of papers will be published after the conference.

 

The conference will take place at Building A (the Rectorate Building), University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Vlore, Albania.

 

Address:


Skelë, Rruga Kosova, Vlorë 9401

Vlore, Albania

Please follow this (http://univlora.edu.al) to learn more about the University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”, Vlore and its location

Tirana International Airport "Mother Teresa" is the only international airport in Albania, which offers flights from and to many European destinations. Please visit the website for more information.

Vlora is situated in the southwest of Albania. It is about two-hour-and-a half drive (140 km) from Tirana, the capital of Albania and approximately the same distance to the country’s international airport.

 

Registration

Conference participation is FREE for presenters but registration is required. Please download the registration form here and send the completed form to armela.panajoti@univlora.edu.al within 7 May 2018.

Below you will find a list of suggested hotels. Please click on the hotel names to find more information about them. Conference participants are expected to make hotel reservations for themselves.

The following hotels are situated by the seaside and only minutes from the university’s main building:

Hotel Pavaresia is a three-star hotel overlooking the harbour and facing the university’s main building (the Rectorate Building). It is about 2-3 min walk to it.

Hotel Vlora International is a five-star hotel by the seaside and about 4-5 min from the university’s main building.

Hotel Primavera is a three-star hotel overlooking the coast and about 15 min from the university’s main building.

Hotel Bologna is a three-star hotel overlooking the sea and about 4-5 min from the university’s main building.

Hotel Ramosaco is a three-star hotel and about 20 min drive from the university's main building.

The following hotels are not situated by the seaside but are within walking distance of the university’s main building:

Hotel Riviera is a three-star hotel and about 12 min from the university’s main building.

Hotel Martini is a two-star hotel and about 8 min from the university’s main building.

Hotel Tozo is a three-star hotel and about 12 min from the university’s main building.

For more information about accommodation in Vlore we recommend visiting the following websites:

Vlora Guide
Hotel.Al - Hotels in Vlore
ATHS Albanian Travel and Hospitality Service 
TripAdvisor

Academic Committee

 

Prof. Roland Zisi, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Prof. Julijana Vuco, University of Belgrade

Prof. Jelena Filipovic, University of Belgrade

Assoc. Prof. Aleks Trushaj, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Assoc. Prof. Armela Panajoti, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Assoc. Prof. Bledar Toska, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Assoc. Prof. Frosina Qyrdeti, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Assoc. Prof. Kozeta Hyso, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Assoc. Prof. Marsela Harizaj, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Assoc. Prof. Meri Gjoleka, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Assoc. Prof. Veneranda Hajrulla, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Assoc. Prof. Loredana Punga, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Assoc. Prof. Marija Krivokapic, University of Montenegro

Dr. Martina Domines Veliki, University of Zagreb

 

Organizing Committee

 

Assoc. Prof. Armela Panajoti, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Assoc. Prof. Frosina Qyrdeti, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Assoc. Prof. Marsela Harizaj, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Assoc. Prof. Meri Gjoleka, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Assoc. Prof. Veneranda Hajrulla, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Dr. Anila Hima, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Dr. Bukuroshe Isufaj, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Dr. Silvana Kalemi, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

Ana Cano, MA, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”

The provisional conference programme is available here.

The final conference programme will be available by mid-May.

The conference language is English. Please send your abstracts (about 250 words) for papers (20 min) as an MS word attachment to the following Email-address:

armela.panajoti@univlora.edu.al

by 25 April 2018.

Abstracts should include:

title of paper
name and affiliation
e-mail address
section
3-5 keywords

 

The final list of the conference participants can be downloaded here.

A selection of papers will be published in a collected volume after the conference.

 

 Further information will be sent to authors in due time. 

Conference photos will be available here soon after the conference.

For any queries, please contact the conference organizers at:

armela.panajoti@univlora.edu.al.

 

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