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Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures (FILLM) The FILLM Newsletter
Volume 4 | September 2015

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The next volume of The FILLM Newsletter will come out on 15 December 2015. If you would like to contribute to the newsletter or have some information for us to include, please send a message to aborch@abo.fi (Deadline: 1 December 2015).



FILLM News

FILLM Podcast

FILLM is happy to introduce a new initiative on our website: podcasts! In FILLM's inaugral podcast, Dr Sukrita Paul Kumar (Aruna Asaf Chair, the University of Delhi) takes up for discussion the interesting an often vexing issue of multilingualism and multiculturalism in India, looking into the problems and essaying some directions for solutions. To listen to Dr Kumar's talk...

Dr Kumar's talk is the first of three planned podcasts to be published in the run-up to the next FILLM Congress in New Delhi in March 2017. The podcasts will focus on India, even as they seek to place the country within a global context.

Special thanks goes to FILLM President, Meenakshi Bharat, for taking the initiative and organizing these first FILLM podcasts.

The 29th FILLM Congress (2023)

Would you like to host a FILLM Congress at your university? Here's your chance. FILLM is now looking for proposals to host its 29th Congress in 2023. For more information on the FILLM Congresses, their aims and structure, please see hereIf you have any further questions and queries or if you wish to put in a proposal, you can contact FILLM's Secretary-General, Dr. Tom Clark.

Amendment to the FILLM Constitution)

At its latest General Meeting in Ningbo, China, the FILLM Committee agreed to make a minor amendment to the federation's consitution. For more information....

FILLM Blogs
FILLM Blogs

Check out Sebastian Feller's recent blog in which he discusses the linguistic limitations of current developments artifical intelligence, particularly in relation to the chatterbot Eugene Goostman which in a recent Turing Test tricked 33% of testers into believing it was a real person.

You're welcome to drop Sebastian a line via email if you wish to discuss the topics of his blogs in more detail.

Major versus Minor
Please also remember that the first volume in FILLM's book series FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures will be published this summer. The book is entitled Major Versus Minor? Languages and Literatures in a Globalized World and is edited by Theo D'han, Iannis Goerlandt and Roger D. Sell.  For more details, including the Table of Contents...



News from CIPSH and our Member Associations

ISOLAThe International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA) will hold its 11th Conference at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA between 25-28 May 2016. The theme of the congress is "Memory and Remembrance in Africa and the Diaspora". To read more about the event...


ACLALSThe 17th Triennial Conference of the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS) will be held from 11-15 July 2016 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The theme of the conference is "Ideas of Postcolonial Culture: Inclusions and Exclusions". For more information...

AILC
The International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA/AILC) will hold its 21st Congress at the University of Vienna, Austria between 21-27 July 2016. The theme of the congress is "The Many Languages of Comparative Literature". For more information...

IAUPEThe next triennial conference of IAUPE (The International Association for University Professors of English) will take place at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London from 24-29 July 2016. The conference does not have a specific theme, but is organised around a series of period sections. For more information, please visit the conference website.


IASSThe 31st conference of IASS (International Association for Scandinavian Studies) will be held at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) from 9-13 August 2016. The theme is "Transit Norden och Europa". (NB. The Call for Papers will be issues in October 2015 and the deadline for submitting abstracts will be 15 January 2016.) For more information, see the conference website.

AULLA
The Australasian Universities Languages and Literature Association (AULLA) will have its next conference from 7-9 December 2016. It will be hosted by Victoria University and held in Melbourne, Australia. The theme for the convention will be "Love and the Word". For more information ...



Call for Papers
FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures
FILLM is looking for contributions to its book series FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures. The series is published in collaboration with John Benjamins Publishing Company and former FILLM President Roger D. Sell is the Series Editor. For more on the aims of the series and how to submit a book proposal...

ACLALSThe Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS) is looking for proposals to its 17th Triennial Conference to be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa from 11-15 July 2016. The theme of the conference is "Ideas of Postcolonial Culture: Inclusions and Exclusions". Deadline for submitting proposals is 10 December 2015. To download the Call for Papers...

ISOLA
The International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (ISOLA) now invites panel and paper proposals for its 11th biennial conference. The theme of the conference is "Memory and Remembrance in Africa and the Diaspora". Deadline for submitting proposals is 30 September 2015To read the entire Call for Papers and for further information... 

AULLA
The Australasian Universities Languages and Literature Association (AULLA) now invites papers proposals for its next conference. The theme is "Love and the Word". The conference will takes place from 7-9 December 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. Deadline for submitting proposals is 29 February 2016For more information ...



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