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Fourth International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation: Exploring Cultural Intersections

Muscat, Oman
Organization: Sultan Qaboos University
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, British, Lingustics, Pedagogy, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Rhetoric & Composition, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2020-02-06 to 2020-02-08 Abstract Due: 2019-06-30 Abstract Deadline has passed

Conference Description


The conference will focus on the dynamics of culture and its representations in the fields of Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation. It aims to emphasize cultural intersections and explore ways in which such intersections could be conceptualized, critiqued or disrupted and ultimately reconstructed. We invite contributions on the theoretical and analytical frameworks that examine cultural intersections, as well as those which explore the practical and pedagogical implications of such intersections.


Confirmed Plenary Speakers


·      Prof. (Emeritus) Alister Cumming (University of Toronto, Canada) - Language


·      Prof. David Damrosch (Harvard University, U.S.A and Director, The Institute for World Literature) - Literature


·      Prof. Ingrid Piller (Macquarie University, Australia) - Linguistics


·      Prof. Lawrence Venuti (Temple University, U.S.A) - Translation


Sample conference themes


·      (These are indicative themes but a wider range of proposals is encouraged)


·      Proposals for individual presentations and panels of 4-5 participants are invited



Cultural identities
The power of language
Language and culture
The language of power
Discourse analysis
Media, culture and language
Intercultural communication
Technological innovations and their
Identity construction in a multicultural society
impact on cultural images

Culture as text
Cultural identities in translation
Social constructions of culture
Cultural hegemony in translation
Building models of identity
Translation as rewriting
Questioning power
Translation and agency
Emerging literatures
Audio-visual translation

Abstract submission


·      Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.


·      Please include your name, affiliation, full postal address, title of presentation and area to which the presentation belongs (Language, Linguistics, Literature, Translation).


·      Please mention whether your abstract is part of a panel or an individual presentation.


·      Abstracts must be sent to omanconf2020@squ.edu.om




Dr. Sandhya Rao Mehta