Sastra Inggris

Fakultas Ilmu Budaya Universitas Brawijaya
Ditulis pada 20 September 2016 , oleh admin , pada kategori Berita, Kegiatan, Pengumuman

International Conference on Language, Literary, and Cultural Studies (ICON LATERALS) is going to be held by Study Program of English – Faculty of Cultural Studies at Widyaloka Auditorium Universitas Brawijaya, Malang on October 29, 2016. The conference focuses on Imagining Language, Literature, and Culture in Cosmopolitan World. This theme, however, is better understood as a question and not a statement. We invite prospective participants to share knowledge and open discussions on how appropriately situate such notions of language, literature, and culture in current situation. In this contemporary period, we consider that any disciplines dealing with singularly complex phenomena are not easily encapsulated within one frame of reference.

The term ‘imagining’ and ‘imagination’ in this conference can be traced in the play of two meanings. First, it refers to ‘of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses’. Studies about language, literature or culture are creating something new in which what is imagined has not existed before the process of imagining. In another sense, it is something different as ‘producing ideal creations consistent with reality’. It is concerning social construction of the studies on language, literature, and culture and how it works in practices. This conference places its position in the overlapping and swinging between the two poles, while at the same time allows the prospective participants to discuss openly of what becomes their problems and concerns for current studies about language, literature, and culture without prefiguring exact boundaries among  disciplines represented here.

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