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Empowering Languages and Cultures

Hotel Capstone, Tuscaloosa, AL
Organization: The University of Alabama Languages Conference
Categories: Postcolonial, Graduate Conference, Hispanic & Latino, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas
Event Date: 2020-01-31 to 2020-02-01 Abstract Due: 2019-11-29

The University of Alabama Languages Conference
January 31-February 1, 2020
The organizing committee of the tenth annual University of Alabama Languages Conference is pleased to welcome abstract submissions for this year’s conference entitled “Empowering Languages and Cultures” to be held January 31-February 1, 2020 at Hotel Capstone.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sandro Sessarego, University of Texas at Austin
Sandro Sessarego is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Foro Latinoamericano de Antropología del Derecho, the Institut Universitari de Drets Humans de la Universitat de València, and the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. His investigation of the Afro-Latino Vernaculars of the Americas (ALVAs) combines linguistic, legal, sociohistorical, and anthropological insights to cast light on the nature and origins of these contact varieties.


Dr. Mabel Moraña, Washington University in St. Louis
Mabel Moraña is the William H. Gass Professor of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Professor of Spanish and is the Program Director of Latin American Studies. Her research interests include colonial literature, Baroque and neo-baroque aesthetics and ideology, and Latin American cultural criticism and cultural studies. She is the author of nine books, most recently Arguedas/Vargas Llosa. Dilemas y ensamblajes (2013), and she has edited and co-edited more than thirty books.


We invite abstracts about all languages and all areas of Literature and Linguistics, including, but not limited to:

  • Classical Literature
    Renaissance Literature
    Medieval Literature and Culture
    Early Modern Literature and Culture
    18th and 19th Century Literature and Culture
    20th and 21st Century Literature and Culture
    Feminism and Women Writers
    Queer and Gender Studies
    Transatlantic and Intercultural Studies
    Storytelling, Mythology, and Memory
    Film and Visual arts


  • Anthropological Linguistics
    Bilingualism and Code-switching
    Historical and Comparative Linguistics
    L1, L2, L3 Acquisition and Pedagogy
    Languages in Contact
    Non-verbal Communication, Sign Language
    Phonetics, Phonology, and Dialectology
    Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics
    Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics
    Study Abroad



We invite faculty and students to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations as well as organized panels with three or four participants. Suggestions for panels must include each individual presenter’s abstract along with a brief description of the panel theme.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words (not including tables, graphs, or references) through EasyAbs at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/UALC2020.
Abstracts themselves should not contain any identifying information. However, please submit the following information for each presenter to the EasyAbs system when uploading the abstract:

Name, affiliation, and email address
Title of presentation
Multimedia requests, if any
For panels: names of other panel members
The deadline for proposal submission is November 22nd, 2019.

The recommended language for presentations are Spanish and English.

Any inquiries regarding the possibility of presenting in other languages should be addressed to ualanguagesconference@gmail.com.



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