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The 8th International Gender and Language Association Conference will be held at the Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from June 5 – 7, 2014. The location of the event is 515 West Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver <http://www.sfu.ca/vancouver/welcome/locations.html>.
Taking place for the first time in Canada, the conference will provide researchers worldwide with an opportunity to present their work and share ideas in the fields of language, gender, and sexuality.
With the theme Shifting Visions: Gender, Sexuality, Discourse and Language, IGALA 8 aims to bring together scholars from diverse fields of knowledge as well as geographical regions who are interested in broadening and deepening our understanding of the complex relationships among language, gender and sexuality. In so doing, we encourage new ways of signifying these concepts and their interrelationships, in the following thematic areas:
- Education & Pedagogy
- Culture & Literature
- Career & Workplace
- Ethnicity & Religion
- Race & Social Class
- Politics & Journalism
- Media & Technology
- Policy & Governance
- Health & Wellness
- Age & Life Stages
Special Guest Speaker
Chantal Hebert, CBC Journalist and Broadcaster, French and English Politics
Lecture: Breaking the silos: one journalist's experience with reporting on Canadian politics in French and English
- Bonny Norton, UBC, Lecture: The project is also political: Navigating the personal in educational research on language, gender, and identity
- Marjorie Goodwin, UCLA, Lecture: The Embodied Interactive Constitution of Intimacy
- Jane Sunderland, Lancaster, Lecture: Marginal texts and marginalized readers? Eric, Martin and Harry Potter
IGALA 8 will include the following presentation formats: Plenaries (Guest Speakers), Special Forums (Guest Speakers), Oral Presentations, Round Tables, Workshops, and Posters.
Conference Co-Chairs: Allyson Jule (TWU) and Sandra McGoldrick (UBC) can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org