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International Conference: “Fifty Shades of Language” (International Online Conference)

Organization: London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Event: International Online Conference
Categories: Lingustics, Drama, Poetry, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2021-08-07 to 2021-08-08 Abstract Due: 2021-06-10

“Fifty Shades of Language”
International Conference
7-8 August 2021 - London/Online
organised by
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

The Conference invites scholars from the humanities and social sciences to explore whether language is, indeed, a meta-narrative that orderly homogenizes intellectual endeavors and contains self-validating, universal, prescriptive principles, or is itself replete with differences that reflect disciplinary, cultural, gender, ideological, and political interests.  Is language, indeed, bewitching human intelligence? What can scholars prescribe for an apparent paradox: Disputes and conflicts are couched in language and, at the same time, language is the axis of their resolution?

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

The Neurology and Anthropology of Language Acquisition 
Languages as Variations on a Cognitive Matrix of Human Speciation 
The Limits of Meaning Transference: Lost in Transition 
Language as Vocalization of Thoughts 
Language and Violence 
Language and Laws: Is Free Speech in Trouble?
Labels as Cultural Artefacts: The Case of Racial Classification 
Gendering and Language: Holy Texts, Biology, and Society 
Men, Women, and Communication
Language as Representation of Reality 
Language as Imagination Unbound: Literature and Poetry

Proposals up to 250 words should be sent by 10 June 2021 to: language@lcir.co.uk. Download paper proposal form. 

Registration fee – 90 GBP