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2013 Conference


The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures is organizing its eleventh conference at James Madison University with the collaboration of the departments of English, History, Justice Studies, Philosophy and Religion, Political Science, and Sociology and Anthropology; the Schools of Art and Art History and Music; and the support of the College of Arts and Letters. This conference will bring together scholars/researchers from a variety of disciplines to address the topic of emancipation for which generation after generation in all eras and civilizations have fought and continue to fight in order to attain it.

In every epoch we study, from early civilizations to the twenty-first century, we find struggles for emancipation. We encounter enslaved populations seeking their freedom, colonized people seeking their independence, victims of tyranny seeking their liberties. Not all succeeded, but their struggles and fights reveal the desire of individuals, groups, and nations to free themselves from oppression. How is emancipation conquered and what are its consequences? Can oppression ever be justified?

As the United States of America, next year, 2013, commemorates the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the J.M.U. Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, invites faculty, students, and independent scholars and researchers in fields such as English, foreign languages, history, art history, all sciences, philosophy and religion, music, theater and dance, political science, psychology, sociology and others, to submit abstracts/proposals and convene panel discussions and/or workshops. We also encourage participants to organize and chair sessions.


Guidelines for Submitting Abstracts/Proposals

          • Submit abstracts of about 300 words.

          • Each abstract should include: title, author’s name, affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

          • Proposals with multiple authorships should indicate the person to be contacted.

          • The deadline for submission of abstracts/proposals is March 10, 2013.

          • Send abstracts/proposals to: Dr. Giuliana Fazzion, conference Program Director, Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22807. Tel: (540) 568-6068; Fax: (540) 568-6904; E-mail: fazziogx@jmu.edu

          • Proceedings: Abstract/Full text of your paper(s) presented at the conference may also be published in the Proceedings. Upon receiving acceptance of your paper, please send a copy of your abstract/full paper to the Proceedings Editor, Dr. Stephany Plecker, Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, by no later than March 10, 2013. E-mail: pleckesg@jmu.edu