3rd International Conference «Literacy and Contemporary Society: Identities, Texts, Institutions»

  • June 7, 2019
732 1024 Cyprus Youth Council

The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus, in collaboration with the University of Cyprus, announces the 3rd International Conference on “Literacy and Contemporary Society”, titled:

Identities, Texts, Institutions

The conference will be held on 11-12 October 2019 at the “Filoxenia” Conference Center in Nicosia.

The 3rd International Conference on Literacy and Contemporary Society focuses on the complex interrelation between identities, texts and institutions. In the era of multimodality and multilingualism, literacy practices have at their epicenter polymorphic texts that derive from different communities of practice and are the results of representational and enacting processes of either individuals or groups. At the same time, in institutions like education, texts and literacy are approached from a more top-down perspective, which focuses on promoting and assessing particular bits of knowledge, skills, and competencies. The conference aims to shed light on these issues and interactions and to provide a dynamic platform where different aspects of identities, texts and institutions will be discussed.

The conference addresses teachers, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students, academics, researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as other stakeholders interested in the promotion of language and literacy, as well as literacy education.

Keynote Speakers (in alphabetical order):

Professor Mike Baynham (University of Leeds)

Professor Bill Cope (University of Illinois)

Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou (King’s College London)

Professor Mary Kalantzis (University of Illinois)

Topics and themes:

Participation in the conference can take the form of oral paper presentation, symposium or workshop, addressing one of the following themes:

  • Language, Literacy and Teaching Practices
  • Language, Literacy and Educational Policies
  • Emergent Literacy and Literacy in the Early Years
  • Academic Literacies
  • Literacy and Literature
  • Language, Literacy and Teacher Professional Development
  • Multiliteracies, Multimodality and New Information and Communication Technologies
  • Multiple Literacies, Alternative Literacies, Social Practices and Informal Education
  • Literacy and Identifications, Subjectivities, Performativities, Positionalities
  • Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Translanguaging and Multicultural Education
  • Borders, Migration, Refugee Crisis and Literacies

Participation in the conference is free of charge. Information on the registration process will be announced at a later stage on the conference website (http://www.pi.ac.cy/literacy)

Conference Participation Form for oral presentation/symposium/workshop

To participate in the conference either with an oral paper presentation, a symposium or a workshop, authors may submit a proposal until no later than June 21, 2019, by filling in their details in the relevant form which can be found on the conference website (http://www.pi.ac.cy/literacy). Abstracts must be sent to the email address: literacy_cyprus@cyearn.pi.ac.cy

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the conference and decisions will be sent to the corresponding authors by the 20th of July 2019.

Authors whose abstracts will be accepted and who are interested in publishing their full papers in the Conference Proceedings, must send their final paper no later than December 10, 2019. Full papers will also be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the Conference, and authors will be notified about possible revisions via email, no later than February 20, 2020.

More details regarding the procedure to be followed for full paper submissions will be announced at a later stage on the conference website (http://www.pi.ac.cy/literacy). Please note that only papers presented at the conference may be included in the Conference Proceedings.


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