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TitelBorders and Identities 2015: Urban fragmentation(s)
BeschreibungCall for papers

Urban fragmentation(s)

Berlin, March 16–19, 2015

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities; cities that are
growing each year by approximately 70 million inhabitants, i.e., 1.4 million a
week. The conference aims to contribute to the understanding of urban societies
as sites of cultural change that is not always peaceful and orderly, but instead
often violent and destructive. Focusing on language, literature and questions of
society and governance, the conference attempts to elucidate the constantly
shifting formations of cultural, linguistic, and societal identities. Within the
framework of urban society, identity (of languages, cultures, groups, concepts
of urban life, etc.) is not a fixed entity. Instead, the boundaries of identity
are constantly being negotiated, creating vacillations between inclusivity and
exclusivity, new majorities and minorities: urban societies are therefore faced
with a constant need to reevaluate their own traditions and trajectories,
governance and policies.

The Centers for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (GWZ) will jointly host the
3rd Borders & Identity conference (BIC) from March 16th to 19th, 2015, at the
Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany). BIC2015 provides a meeting place for
researchers interested in interdisciplinary approaches to exploring Urban
Fragmentation(s) from linguistic, literary, sociological, and historical points
of view, or a combination thereof. The conference will be organized in three
parallel strands, each chaired by a corresponding GWZ-center (ZAS, Center for
General Linguistics; ZfL, Center for Literary and Cultural Research; ZMO, Center
for Modern Oriental Studies). There will be three plenary talks (speakers to be
announced) - organized by the respective centers.

-- Literature & Translation (ZfL)
-- Language & Linguistic Creativity (ZAS)
-- Society & Governance (ZMO)

We invite abstracts for presentations and posters on topics including, but not
limited to, the following areas listed below. Interdisciplinary submissions are
highly welcome.

1. Literature & Translation (ZfL)

Writing the city
-- Urban soundscapes: Fragments, collages, remixes
-- Literary interventions in urban society: Cutting across town
-- Multilingual literatures in pluricultural cities
-- Plural topographies in urban literatures and cultures

“The ‘translation’ is the message”
-- Translating the self: Writers in exile and migration
-- Translating the other: Appropriating foreign forms of cultural expression
-- The role and function of cultural mediators (artists, publishers, teachers,
-- New subjectivities
-- Suburban subjectivities: Figurations of the self in recent post-socialist
-- (Urban) cultures of affect: Fragmented memories, distorted belongings,
violent riots

2. Language & Linguistic Creativity (ZAS)
Linguistic diversity in the city
-- Multilingualism in the classroom
-- Multilingual cities as loci of language contact and change
-- Migration patterns and linguistic fragmentation

-- Linguistic creativity / Multiethnolects
-- Language change / Language decay
-- Language variation and social networks

Language attitudes / Linguistic stereotypes
-- Perceptual ethnolectology
-- Language ideologies
-- Linguistic expressions of style

3. Society & Governance (ZMO)

Negotiating diversities
-- Cultural, ethnic, and religious fragmentation in the city
-- Governance of plurality
-- Spaces of interaction, spaces of fragmentation

Contesting visions -- Splintering urbanism in networked cities
-- Urban contestations and violence
-- Unifying and fragmenting visions of urbanism
--Fragmented authenticity of urban heritage

Rethinking Marginalities
--Urban centrality and marginality: Concepts and terminologies
--Urban centrality and marginality: Case studies

Abstract Submission:

Call opens: July 15th, 2014
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, Sept. 12th, 2014
Notification of acceptance: Friday, Oct. 31st, 2014
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PersonName: Naguschewski, Dirk (Dr.) 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung 
Strasse/Postfach: Schützenstr. 18 
Postleitzahl: 10117 
Stadt: Berlin 
Telefon: 03020192180 
SchlüsselbegriffeKontaktlinguistik (Sprachkontakt, Interferenzforschung, Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Mehrsprachigkeit); Soziolinguistik (Varietätenlinguistik, div. Lekte, Register, Code); Sprache und Gesellschaft (Diskursanalyse, Ethnographie, Sprachkritik, Sprachplanung, Sprachpolitik); Übersetzungswissenschaft; Literaturwissenschaft; Geschichte der Germanistik; Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft)
Klassifikation02.00.00 Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft (in Auswahl); 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.11.00 Übersetzung; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.14.00 Literatursoziologie
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