This is a call for papers for "The Human and Humanities in Literature, Language and Culture": the 35th Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA). It will be a landmark event. As the first decade of the twenty-first century draws to a close, it is time for a major reassessment of the human and humanities in literature, language and culture. Scholars in these fields are invited to submit proposals for papers and panels relating to this theme throughout history and into the future. The conference has a dual aim of promoting: (1) detailed research into the human (and inhuman) in literature, languages and culture; and (2) broad-scale exploration of the past, present and future definitions of and directions for the humanities. There will be opportunities for delegates to have their papers considered for refereed publication including proceedings of the conference published within 2009 as a special electronic edition of the associationís journal, AUMLA.
Professor Elizabeth Grosz, Department of Womenís and Gender Studies Rutgers University; Professor Deirdre Coleman, Robert Wallace Chair of English, University of Melbourne; Dr Debjani Ganguly, Head of the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University; Professor Jeffrey Riegel, Head of School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney; Professor Bob White, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.
Early bird registration by 31 October 2008.
Abstracts (200 words) for papers and suggestions for themed panels should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 November 2008.
For full details and to register, see the conference website: http://aulla.com.au/AULLA09.html
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