Exploring Divisions: 1st Annual University of Iowa World Languages Graduate Student Conference
Featuring Dr. Rosemarie Scullion, Keynote Speaker, U of IA Associate Professor of French and Cinema & Comparative Literature
“Friendship in the Neo-liberal Age: The Cinema of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne”
In 2012, the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures was created at the
University of Iowa. On the one-year anniversary of the Division’s creation, the World Languages
Graduate Organization (WLGO) invites you to submit creative writing and academic papers
from all disciplines that explore the ways in which divisions—racial, gendered, religious, ethnic,
national, linguistic, academic, etc.—are contested, negotiated, and/or reinforced in everyday life.
The objective of this conference is to foster an interdisciplinary discussion on the many
meanings and implications of the concept of “divisions.”
Please submit abstracts of 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 PM, Friday, March 1,
2013. We prefer abstracts and presentations in English, but in some cases, we will consider
submissions made in other languages. Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes. We
welcome both individual submissions and panel proposals of 3-4 presenters.
Along with your abstract, be sure to include: your name, university affiliation, title of paper or
presentation, and a short academic biography that highlights your research interests. Please
indicate if you need audiovisual materials as part of your presentation.