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CALL. 01.12.2017: Jil Jadid Conference in Middle Estern Languages and Literatures - Austin (Tx, USA)


The Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin are happy to announce the 8th Annual Jil Jadid Conference in Middle Eastern Literature and Linguistics, a graduate student conference to be held at the University of Texas at Austin, February 16-17, 2018. Jil Jadid is a graduate student conference that aims to provide a forum for young scholars spread across a variety of disciplines to come together, share ideas and research, and discuss the future of their respective fields as they move forward in their careers and come to represent the eponymous new generation of scholars engaging with the Middle Eastern languages and its cultures. For the past seven Februaries, graduate students from a wide range of universities, both domestic and international, have assembled in Austin to set the tone for Middle Eastern studies in the twenty-first century. The ongoing positive feedback we have received from these past conferences prompts us to once again assemble with the same goal, uniting students from area studies, linguistics, comparative literature and other departments in order to facilitate a productive and interdisciplinary exchange of new ideas.



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Texas (Austin, Tx, EEUU)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Estefania Valenzuela Mochon ; Radwa El Barouni

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CALL: All papers treating topics in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish and any other Middle Eastern literatures and linguistics, including all its subfields such as applied linguistics, and from any time period, will gladly be considered. In addition to original research, we also welcome state-of-the-field papers that provide a focused overview of specific subfields and propose new avenues of research in the chosen area. This year, we also strongly encourage students from Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Islamic studies to submit their abstracts to Jil Jadid as there will be panels specifically for these fields. Papers to be presented at other conferences are more than welcome, as we wish to provide a forum for students to further develop and refine their research. Unfortunately, this year we will not be able to accommodate virtual presentations via video-chat. We will instead be providing a live online stream of the conference proceedings that will allow those who are not physically able to attend the conference to follow along and contribute by leaving comments and feedback. Abstracts: Applicants may submit abstracts of no more than a single-spaced page with 12-pt font and 1-inch margins in Times New Roman (not including references). Abstracts longer that one page will not be considered. Please visit to submit your abstract. The deadline for abstracts is December 1, 2017. Abstracts should not include identifying information; you must, however, indicate the highest degree you have obtained and your current position (e.g. ''M.A., Graduate Student,'' ''Ph.D., Assistant Professor,'' etc.). Only submissions from current or recent graduate students will be considered. Conference Fees & Funding: Jil Jadid requires no fees for presenters and/or attendees. Graduate students whose abstracts are accepted will be eligible to apply for a limited number of partial travel grants to defray the costs of attending the Jil Jadid conference. Lodging with local graduate students will be made available when possible.

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