Intercultural encounters accompanying the movement of individuals and groups receive a variety of expressions and call for a debate in an interdisciplinary context. The history of the Across Borders Conference goes back to Klagenfurt, Austria, in the late 1990s, where Prof. Fritz König organised international symposia on minority cultures and literatures in cooperation with the University of Northern Iowa. In 2002 the conference was taken over by Krosno State College and organised every two years since then. As an itinerant conference Aross Borders has changed its location from Krosno to Kosice and Sarospatak, involving partner institutions - Pavol Jozef Šafárik University and Comenius College - in the organising work.
The conference aims at investigating aspects of culture, language and literature in the context of a world made more mobile than ever before. The organizers of the conference wish to invite scholars in humanities, esp. literature, linguistics, communication, folkloristics, media, cultural studies, humour studies, translation and interpreting, teaching methodology, to a discussion on the broad subject of cultural neighbourhood, especially related to:
minority cultures and literature, migration and narration, the Other, autobiography and identity;
communication styles, pragmatics of intercultural communication, communication in institutions, folkloric communication, ethnolinguistics;
humour and irony in cultural context;
cross-cultural aspects of translation and (language) teaching, English as an international lingua franca, language contacts, culture and the teaching of languages, global learning, innovation in education;
contemporary culture and media, transnational / transmedial cultural texts, cultural and linguistic globalization / localization.
Paper proposals with abstracts (300 words) should be sent by using the online form on the conference webpage.
The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is December 20, 2016
The new deadline for the submission of paper proposals is January 20, 2016
Acceptance notifications will be sent by January 1, 2017 (and the next round by January 25, 2017)
Registration will be open from January 20, 2017
The deadline for paying early registration fee (120 EUR) is March 31, 2017
Late registration fee (150 EUR) can be paid until April 20, 2017.
Reduced fee of 70 EUR applies for student participants!