NEWS UPDATE - TASUED ENGLISH CONFERENCE 2019
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND PEDAGOGY IN A DIGITAL AGE
Language is an acclaimed mirror of society’s nuances and idiosyncrasies. It is a globally deployed channel for portraying, propagating and interrogating cultural norms and values. A diachronic investigation of a people’s language exposes landmarks in the people’s historical development while a synchronic survey locates contemporary societal issues. Literature on the other hand reflects the values and ills, mores and aspirations of society. It is an oft-exploited medium foregrounding salient flaws in society and proffering solutions to them. Traditionally, orature proved a sufficient and satisfactory medium for such tasks, but post-modern need to reliably document a people’s spoken and written ways for posterity, subject such to intellectual scrutiny and co-relate in a global cultural symbiotic collaboration has compelled societies to take a closer look into how linguistic and literary habits are transmitted.
The Department of English Studies of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, Nigeria, operating on the plank of its core pedagogical mandate, plans to midwife and house an academically stimulating, no-holds-barred period of intellectual engagement among academics, professional bards, playwrights, curriculum developers and teachers, researchers and students. We expect participants to present panel reports, position papers, etc and engage in passionate and robust discourse of topics and subjects pigeon-holed in prescribed theme and sub-themes as indicated:
Theme: English Language, Literature and Pedagogy in a Digital Age
Abstract submission deadline: Authors are to submit abstracts of about 250 words which capture the essence of the proposed presentation on any of the sub-themes with key words carefully listed. Such abstracts should be written in English and submitted as Word document using Times New Roman, 12 font size with double spacing and 5 keywords sent as email attachment to email@example.com on or before June 10, 2019.
We also accept proposals for collaborative panels that employ an innovative approach to the received conference format, individual performances, short plays, films, videos or/and poster presentations. For collaborative presentations we ask that a designated chair of the panel submit an abstract/rationale for the panel as a whole and attach the abstracts of the individual panelists.
Each submission should be titled “TASUED ENGLISH CONFERENCE 2019” with name and institutional affiliation done on a separate page.
Notification of Acceptance:
Intending participants will be notified of the position of their abstract within 2 weeks of submission.
Full paper submission:
Full papers should be submitted within one month after the conference following the adopted house style below:
Co-authored papers (maximum of three authors) are acceptable
Name(s) and title(s)
These should be sent as email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Dates and Venue:
Arrival: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Opening, plenaries and panels: July 25-26, 2019
Mop-up and Departure: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Venue: College of Humanities (COHUM), Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun,
Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria
Registration by intending participants should be done on or before July 10 upon payment of a fee of fifteen thousand naira (N15,000) or $40.00 (Early birds).
(Late registration shall attract N20,000 or $50.00).
Payment: All dues should be paid into
First Bank account no.2014006850
Account name:TASUED MICROFINANCE BANK, IJAGUN
(You should please state depositor’s name and institution of affiliation and indicate English Dept. Conference 2019)
and scanned copies of receipts sent to the Whatsapp Group: English Dept. Conference 2019 on 08036698035
For further enquiries please contact:
Dr Dele Sogbesan Dr Jamiu Oloko Dr Funso Sonde
08036698035 08032194069 08066410446
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com