Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces

Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces

Englishes are entangled in our lives. They are used in a range of meaning-making practices in diverse contexts across the world. In the process, they incorporate linguistic and cultural resources from multiple codes, modes, genres, locations and cultures. These Englishes, ideologically value-laden, segregate people, communities, and nations, empowering some while marginalizing others. A disproportionate access to Englishes based on individual demographic, cultural, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds is perceived as a source of anxiety and apprehension. Migrants, minorities, and stateless refugees experience linguistic discriminations in various forms for Englishes too.

Considering the pervasiveness and strong ideologies associated with Englishes, the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) invites papers to configure and contest the hegemonic status of English in various domains of life. It also wants to initiate a discursive platform to explore possible ways of “de-elitisation” of Englishes for sustainable development of human resources.

Scholars, researchers and professionals from sociology, history, political science, anthropology, education, culture and media studies, critical geography, linguistics, and literature are expected to advance and interchange ideas about critical language awareness for linguistic rights, social justice and equality at this interdisciplinary conference.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

 

Professor Alastair Pennycook
Professor Emeritus, University of Technology Sydney, Australia and
Research Professor, MultiLing Centre, University of Oslo, Norway

PLENARY SPEAKERS

 

Dr. Shyam Sharma
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
Program in Writing and Rhetoric, State University of New York, Stonybrook, NY, USA

 

 

Dr. Sender Dovchin
Senior Research Fellow, School of Education, Curtin University, Australia

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

PRESENTER REGISTRATION: AUGUST 5, 2021
PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION: AUGUST 25, 2021

REGISTRATION FEES

Presenter: BDT 1000
Participant: BDT 800
Student: BDT 500
SAARC Countries: USD 25
International: USD 50
PRESENTER INFORMATION

Papers: 20 minutes + 10 minutes for Q&A
Posters: Allocated time slots
Panels: 50 minutes + 10 minutes for Q&A (Conveners should submit 4-5 abstracts with an introduction and credentials of discussant)

The language of the conference is English.

BKASH NUMBER FOR LOCAL REGISTRATION 

01787697588

BANK DETAILS FOR INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION

Bank Name: PRIME BANK LIMITED
Account Name: UNIVERSITY OF LIBERAL ARTS BANGLADESH
Account Number: 2127113012847
Branch: Sat Masjid Road; Branch code: 403
Branch Address: House # 99, Road # 11/A, Dhanmondi, R/A, Dhaka-1209
Routing No: 170264039
SWIFT Code: PRBLBDDH023

REGISTRATION FORM

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: [email protected]

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.