This conference proposes to analyze the multifarious aspects of bridges: their uses in the real world; how literature and linguistics approach its various forms and functions; “the bridge” as a structure as well as the cultural, political, physical, and/or linguistic ramifications produced by said constructs; as a connection of multiple entities. Could a possible disconnect occur as a result of this connector? What can be said of the “gap” – the “third space” – that the bridge bypasses, and what possibility does it offer us to redefine and reshape our own perspective? These are only a few of the questions we invite both Faculty and graduate students to reflect upon. Along with these ideas, we welcome abstracts dealing with, but not limited to: Transatlantic Crossing - Sharing; Questions of Borders & Frontiers; Gender; Marginalization, Displacement and Migration; Globalization; Bridges as a Grand Narrative; Languages in Contact; Opening to Cultural Studies – Barriers and Spatial Relations; Transnationalism; Subterranean/Clandestine Bridges; Bridges as Transitions/Transpositions; The Imaginary and the Real; Linguistic Bridging; “Virtuality” and the Internet.
Abstracts should range between 200-250 words, in English. Please specify the language in which you will present your paper, as well as your name, affiliation and email.
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
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