Literature, Language and the Arts

Mar 19 - Mar 22, 2017


CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission/Abstracts due by November 30, 2016

The International Round Table Symposium will hold our Annual International Conference on Language, Literature and the Arts during the dates of March 19 – March 22, 2017 at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786.

You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however, your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent thereon. Those not presenting papers will be placed on a discussion panel. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum on Public Policy, a journal of the International Round Table Symposium. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field. Papers and presentations regarding the following areas are of particular interest to the conference. However, these suggested areas of research and writing are not meant to be limitations and the conference programme is open to all substantive areas of formal and informal research in education.

Members of the International Round Table Symposium have access to an array of academic, cultural and social resources, including the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, museums, theatres, bookstores, college chapels, river boating, literary pubs, political clubs and may, on recommendation, become official readers of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University, founded by Duke Humphrey in 1440 and refounded by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1602. Other options for independent travel would be London (one hour south of Oxford), Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Cambridge or many of the other cultural sights in England.

Topics will include but are not limited to:

Literature
•   
Romantic Literature
•    Teaching of Literature
•    Folklore and Fairytales
•    World Literature
•    Tolkien and the Inklings
•    Indigenous Literature
•    Language and Literature
•    New Writings
•    Comparative Literature Studies
•    Afro-American Literature
•    Comparative Literature

British Literature
•   
British Literature
•    British Poetry
•    Arthurian Literature
•    British Fiction
•    British Poets
•    Chaucer
•    Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama
•    Medieval Literature in Translation
•    Old and Middle English Literature
•    Renaissance Literature
•    Romantic Age
•    Shakespeare
•    English Bible
•    Victorian Age and Poetry

Women in Literature
•   
Women Writers
•    African-American Women Writers
•    Victorian Age
•    19th Century Novels
•    Feminist Literature
•    Gay and Lesbian Literature
•    Feminist Theory
•    Real and Imaginary Women Writers

Children’s Literature
•   
The Culture of Literacy
•    Religion in Children’s Literature
•    Magical Worlds
•    Slam Poetry
•    African-American Children’s Literature
•    Children’s Literature Innovations
•    C.S. Lewis
•    Children’s Narratives

Language
•   
Literature and Language
•    Linguistics
•    Ancient and Modern Languages
•    Spoken Language Processing
•    Speech Development
•    Language Modeling
•    Language in Film and Culture
•    English as a Second Language
•    Language Teacher Education

Art History
•   
Art and Architecture
•    History of the book
•    Cultural Studies
•    Literature of Protest
•    Ethnocentrism in Literature
•    Capitalism in Literature
•    Classical, Greek and Roman Art

Allusions to God in Literature
•   
The Two Cultures
•    God’s Significance in Literature
•    Christianity and Literature
•    Romantics, Beliefs and Progress
•    Faith and Reason
•    Martyrdom and Redemption
•    God, Freedom and Liberty
•    Faith, Truth and Reason
•    Romantics, Myth and Progress

The Two Cultures
•   
Reconciliation of Science and Arts
•    Culture Wars
•    Intellectuals vs. Engineers
•    Across the Great Divide
•    The Balancing Effect
•    Reducing the Cultural Divide

Registration Fee and Meals without Lodging:

$1,595 Early Payment before December 15, 2016
$1,795 Normal Payment after December 15, 2016

The payment above includes the following:
Registration Materials
Conference Materials
Access to Abstracts and Papers submitted by participants
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Reception before dinner
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Three Course Dinner with after dinner coffee and mints in Medieval Dining Hall
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Lunches in Medieval Dining Hall
Meeting Room with all presentation equipment provided
Tea/Coffee/Biscuit breaks during the meeting

Registration Fee, Meals and Lodging in the Oxford Dormitory:

$1,995 Early Payment before December 15, 2016
$2,295 Normal Payment after December 15, 2016

The payment above includes the following:
Registration Materials
Conference Materials
Access to Abstracts and Papers submitted by participants
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Reception before dinner
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Three Course Dinner with after dinner coffee and mints in Medieval Dining Hall
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Lunches in Medieval Dining Hall
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Full English Breakfast
Lodging in the Dormitories for the nights of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (checking out on Wednesday after lunch) – all rooms are single rooms with private bathrooms
Meeting Room with all presentation equipment provided
Tea/Coffee/Biscuit breaks during the meeting

Guest Registration Fee, Meals and Lodging:
$1095 Guest Fee

Guest Registration Fee and Meals without Lodging:
$795 Guest Fee

This Round Table is to be held at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford. As you may know, the University of Oxford is a confederation of thirty-eight (38) colleges of which Harris Manchester College is one. The colleges, themselves, are not degree granting or programmatic units of the University.  The University is an academic umbrella over all the colleges. The Round Table is, thus, not an academic programme conducted by the umbrella University. Harris Manchester College is the venue, the situs, location of the Round Table. The colleges, themselves, in their private corporate capacity, traditionally host an array of academic conferences assisted by Conference Oxford.  The Round Table is one such conference. Harris Manchester College was selected as the location for the meeting because of its reputation, its location in the heart of Oxford, and because of its congenial working relationship with the members of the Round Table Programme Committee and Advisory Board.

Registration for this program is now open. To register, please visit the Registration Page.
For any other questions or concerns, please email coordinator@oxfordroundtable.co.uk.

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