THE UNIVERSITY OF CRAIOVA
DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED MODERN LANGUAGES
are pleased to invite you to
THE 14-th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
“LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURAL POLICIES –
“Crossing Borders: Redefining Geographical, Cultural and Individual Limits”
to be held in Craiova, Romania, 24-26 March 2016
“Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.” Ronald Reagan
In the age of computer technology and the internet, information is unprecedentedly available to people in remote geographical areas, to people living in isolation or in the midst of bustling communities. People have unlimited access to limitless knowledge.
Nevertheless, it is easily noticeable that cultural borders and limitations still play an important role in the way people behave, do politics and formulate their ethical, social and cultural beliefs. Despite the mushrooming theories in linguistic, cultural, communicative and general education, despite massive investment in integrative strategies dictated by governments, we sometimes seem to be failing at cultural integration and humanistic openness to tolerating and successfully coexisting with cultures that are different. It is as if accepting someone’s cultural identity would somehow delete our own.
We invite researchers, academics, writers and educators to imagine a world in which knowledge is power and, what is more, a world in which knowledge, culture and languages have the power to delete borders of any kind. A world in which people speak the same language of humanities in the quest of a better self in relation to the community and to oneself. A world in which empathy, genuine listening skills and word power play a decisive role in shaping communities and principles. An international community in which education based on mutual understanding and human values steps into place to sustain globalization as a much needed culturally integrative tool.
- Cultural Studies
- Literary Studies and Literatures
- Language Teaching and Learning
- Language Studies and Applied Linguistics
Research articles are welcome on a wide range of topics which may include:
- questioning geographical borders in defining national and individual identity;
- challenging and/or transgressing culturally imposed borders;
- analyses of key cultural movements and their application to educational and literary practice;
- cultural innovation in educational systems and schools of thought;
- character and values based education;
- modern approaches to peace education and conflict resolution;
- humanistic alternatives to behaviour management;
- personal and societal ethics, cultural integration.
and anything that can contribute to the current agenda from a position of cultural inclusion and personal development.
The conference proceedings will include a selection of the presented papers.
The conference fee includes the publication of the conference proceedings, the conference folder and badge, certificate of attendance, refreshments during scheduled breaks and the cocktail reception. The fees do not include travel expenses, accommodation and the social programme-related costs.
Conference fees: Presenters: € 50
The languages of the conference are English, French and Romanian.
Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.
Abstracts should be approximately 200 words in length, followed by 3 – 5 keywords. Please fill in the registration form below and send it to the following address: dlma.craiova@gmail2016.
Abstracts should be submitted by 10-th March 2016.
Title of paper:
Section where you would like your paper to be included:
Abstract (200 words):