The Conference as Village: Oceanic Sociality in Academic Spaces (Kabini Sanga & Martyn Reynolds)

In this post Kabini Sanga & Martyn Reynolds discuss ideas of the conference as village informed by Oceanic wisdom.

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Systemic Functional Linguistics and its application to the study of academic conference presentations (Carolina Viera & Maite Taboada)

In this post, Carolina Viera and Maite Taboada analyze the language of conference presentations, focusing on their structure and linguistic characteristics. They find that presenters of linguistics and literature academic presentations in Spanish shape their discourse around social and professional expectations, with the more experienced presenters following the conventions of the genre more closely when the social function of the language is considered.

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Why feminist frameworks matter when moving conferences online (Kristy Kelly)

In this post Kristy Kelly explains the value of using feminist frameworks as face-to-face gatherings move online.

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When language is (not) a barrier: a tale from a linguistically inclusive conference (Toma Pustelnikovaite)

In this post, Toma Pustelnikovaite discusses the (inter)national nature of conferences and reflects on her participation at a linguistically inclusive workshop

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A distraction from the distractions: Active learning at academic conferences (Gail Morton)

In this post Gail Morton wonders if a successful academic conference experience begins (in part at least) with the attendee’s state of mind.

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Conference regrets as an attendee, speaker or organizer (Xuemeng Cao)

Conferences are over so quickly that they are bound to come accompanied by regrets – Xuemeng Cao reflects on the phenomenon of conference regret.

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Multiplying Connections, Cutting Carbon: An experiment in multi-site, digitally linked, flightless conferencing (Joshua King)    

In this post the future of conferences is explored using the experiences of the “Ecology and Religion in Nineteenth-Century Studies” Conference, Sept. 18-21, 2019

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A participant at the Baylor University location raises a question during a panel digitally shared between universities in the US and UK

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