Monday, October 31, 2016

CFP: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference 2017

Deadline: November 20, 2016

Please consider submitting an individual paper or panel proposal for the annual KFLC: The Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference, which will take plan in Lexington, KY on April 20-22, 2017. Abstracts are due November 20, 2016. More info and submission guidelines at
Because the conference's 70th Anniversary this year will coincide with the 70th of the Cannes Film Festival, we are delighted to announce that the 2017 featured area is Film Studies. The Russian and Slavic Studies section also welcomes abstracts in the following areas:
• Innovations in Teaching Language and Culture
• Literature, Linguistics, Folkore or Digital Culture
• Visual Arts, Performance Studies
• Historical, Social and Political Contexts
• Featured area: Film Studies

Modest travel stipends are available to graduate students, contingent faculty and independent scholars. For those interested in the travel stipend, please write to Dr. Molly Blasing at by the submission deadline.
The KFLC is a wonderful setting for graduate students, mid-career scholars and seasoned senior faculty to present works in progress and get feedback from enthusiastic and supportive colleagues visiting from the local region, as well as from across the US, Russia and the former USSR. There is also ample opportunity to explore comparative approaches to common themes; this year’s conference will have sessions in Arabic Studies, Classical Studies, East Asian Studies, English as a Foreign Language, French and Francophone Studies, German-Austrian-Swiss Studies, Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Studies (Spanish Peninsular and Spanish American), Intercultural Studies, Italian Studies, Jewish Studies, General Linguistics, Neo-Latin Studies, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies, Russian and Slavic Studies, Second Language Acquisition, and Translation Studies.

Join us! Please direct any questions to Dr. Molly Blasing (
Conference CFP and website:

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