Poznań Conference of Celtic Studies is organised by members of the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.
The Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland is pleased to invite submissions for the 2nd Poznań Conference of Celtic Studies. The organizers invite established scholars as well as young researchers working in the field of Celtic Studies to submit paper proposals (max. 300-350 words plus bibliography) for talks of 20 minutes plus ten minutes of discussion. Please submit your paper proposals using the EasyChair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pccs2) or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for submissions is 31st March 2016. The language of the conference is English.
The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for the discussion of current research within Celtic Studies. The suggested research areas for the block sessions are:
various aspects of linguistics (sociolinguistics, phonology, historical linguistic, etc.)
language revitalization, planning and maintenance
Modern Welsh / Irish / Gaelic / Breton literature
Medieval Welsh / Irish literature
Celts in Poland
Celtic diaspora in Poland
Teaching of Celtic languages
Cultures of the Celtic countries
Selected papers will be published in the second volume of Studia Celtica Posnaniensia, a Celtic Studies journal launched by the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures.
Special Session: New Speakers of the Celtic Languages
Organised by Dr Michael Hornsby (Adam Mickiewicz University) and Dr Stuart Dunmore (University of Edinburgh)
In this session, we explore the notion of new and creative ways people are using, speaking and engaging with the Celtic languages in the twenty-first century. As with other language users, speakers of Welsh, Irish, Manx, Cornish, Breton and Gaelic can engage with a language or languages which are not their “mother tongue”, “native”, “first” or “family” languages. In the field of linguistics and its related strands, the “new speaker” category is one which has been examined under the perhaps more familiar, but now increasingly contested labels such as “non-native”, “second-language”, “L2” speaker, “learner” etc. Similar to related notions such as “emergent bilinguals” (García and Kleifgen 2010), “multilingual subjects” (Kramsch 2012), “metrolingualism” (Pennycook 2010), “translanguaging” (Creese and Blackledge 2010) and “translingual practice” (Canagarajah 2013), the term “new speaker” and “new speakerness” constitute an explicit attempt to move away from these older labels in order to express an increasingly important stage in language attrition and revitalization. As Celtic languages, like other minority languages, are transformed from community into network languages, the changes which occur at linguistic and sociolinguistic levels are important to document in order to add to our understanding of the processes of language revitalization.
Special Session: Cultural, Political and Religious Identity Formation in Britain and Ireland, c. 1500-1914
Organised by Dr Martyna Jones (Adam Mickiewicz University)
Cultural, political and religious identities within the four nations of Britain and Ireland in the early modern and modern periods developed against shifting backgrounds of political and economic co-operation and antagonism; war and violence; and international diplomatic pressures. This discussion panel seeks to problematise and historicise the issue of British and Irish cultural, political and confessional identities in the early modern and modern periods, firmly situated in their proper historical contexts. This scholarly meeting will provide a platform for the discussion of the development of cultural, political and confessional identities in Britain and Ireland as a result of exchange and encounter within and between the four nations and engagement with international ideas and developments. In particular, we seek papers that address the following:
Political centralisation and the periphery
Identity formation in the context of colonisation and European expansion
Identity formation and confessionalisation
The impact of emigration and industrial revolution on identity formation
Nationalism, cultural movements and identity formation
Militarisation, pacifism and identity
Religious dissent and identity
More information: https://poznanconference.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/
Informację wprowadził/a: Joanna Zadarko