INTERNATIONAL LITERACY CONFERENCE

RESISTING THE STANDARD:
LANGUAGE, LITERACY & POWER

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 26TH - 27TH JUNE

Conference 2015 photograph

Conference 2015 poster photograph

This year’s conference is organised around the theme of ‘Language, Literacy and Power’, and focuses on ways of resisting the policies and procedures that marginalise or even silence minorities or the less powerful. The conference will look at how certain forms of language and literacy have accrued power over other forms - such as dialects, local rituals and processes, vernacular forms of meaning making.

Venue:

The Conference will be at The University of Sheffield at this address:
Interdisciplinary Centre for the Social Sciences, 219 Portobello, S1 4DP

Abstracts

Please send abstracts to newliteracies@sheffield.ac.uk by 31st March 2015. Abstracts should be up to 350 words and based on the assumption that presentations will be 30 minutes with 15 minutes discussion.

Please signal whether your abstract is for a paper, a short fuse presentation or for a poster.

Paper Session:

30 minute presentation of research or an argument. 15 minutes questions.

Short Fuse Presentations of 6 minutes 40 seconds:

The Short Fuse Presentation slot is a space on our conference schedule that has been designed to allow as many presentations as possible in a focused and lively form. The format involves:

  • 20 Powerpoint slides only (or other software, for instance Prezi).
  • Each slide to be of 20 seconds duration maximum.
  • Total presentation of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
  • 3 minutes for questions.

You should set your slides to advance automatically for your talk. Please could you send us your presentation in advance of the session so that we can load your Powerpoint ready for you? We would need your Powerpoint by Wednesday 24th June, 2015.

Poster:

You should bring your printed poster with you.