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AATSEEL 2007 Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 27-30 December 2007

Proposed Panels for AATSEEL 2007 National Meeting

This page is regularly updated with newly proposed panels.

Linguistics

Panel Title: Agreement and Case.
Panel Organizer: Natalia Kondrashova
University of Michigan
Email: natakon@umich.edu

Panel Title: Anaphora in Slavic Languages
Panel Organizer: Professor Steven L. Franks
Dept. of Slavic Languages & Literatures
1020 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Ballantine Hall, Room 502
Indiana University
Bloomington IN 47405-7103
Phone: 812-855-2616
Email: franks@indiana.edu

Panel Title: Defining Productivity in Gradient Grammar
Panel Organizer: Andrea Sims
Linguistics Department, Northwestern University
2016 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-4860
Fax: 847- 491-3770
Email: andrea-sims@northwestern.edu

Panel Title: Indefinites in Slavic Languages
Panel Organizer: Hana Filip
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
University of Florida
Email: hana.filip@gmail.com

Panel Title: Phonology
Panel Organizer: Keith Langston
Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Languages
University of Georgia
201 Joseph E. Brown Hall
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706-542-2448
Fax: 706-583-0349
Email: langston@uga.edu

Panel Title: Quantification in Slavic
Panel Organizer: Lydia Grebenyova
Dept. of English
Baylor University
One Bear Place # 97404
Waco, TX 76798-7404                
Phone: 254-710-6891
Email: Lydia_Grebenyova@baylor.edu

Panel Title: Restructuring “The Structure of Russian”
Panel Organizer: Elisabeth Elliott, Ph.D.
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1860 Campus Drive
Crowe Hall, #4-125 (4th floor, new wing of Kresge Hall)
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208-2163
Phone: 847-491-8082
Fax: 847-467-2596
Email: eelliott@northwestern.edu
Description: Papers can consider pedagogical and also linguistic issues in courses such as “The Structure of Russian”

Panel Title: Slavic Dialectology
Panel Organizer: Miriam Shrager
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ballantine Hall 502
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103
Phone: 812-855-2608
Email: mshrage@indiana.edu

Panel Title:  Syntax of South Slavic and Balkan Languages
Panel Organizer:  Catherine Rudin
Department of Languages and Literature
Wayne State College
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787
Phone: 402-375-7026
Email: carudin1@wsc.edu

Literature and Culture

Panel Title: Grammatical Gender as a Source of Metaphorical Thinking
Panel Organizer: Marina Rojavin
Temple University
Department of French, German, Italian, and Slavic
Temple  University
532 Anderson Hall
1114 W. Berks   St.
Philadelphia,  PA 19122-6090
Phone:  215-204-1760
Email: mrojavin@temple.edu
Panel Description: This panel will discuss the significance of grammatical gender in the formation of aesthetic perceptions. As a formal category, grammatical gender in Slavic languages can be a source of metaphor in poetry and folklore; it can also be a starting point for lingua-cultural stereotypes, myths, and idols, etc.

Panel Title: Literature of Exile:
Panel Organizer: Agnieszka Gutthy
Southeastern Louisiana University
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, SLU Box 10719
Hammond, LA 70402-0719
Phone: 985-549-2880
Fax: 985-549-3088
Email: agutthy@selu.edu
Description: The session will examine texts by any exiled writer from any country, dealing with the literary representation of exile. Papers may focus on exile as a form of modern alienation, as a metaphor for psychic difference, as an allegory of separation or on modern exilic politics and emigre conditions.

Panel Title: Milan Kundera and the Art of Anti-Nostalgia
Panel Organizer: Lenka Pánková
University of Pittsburgh
1417 CL, U of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone:412-624-5711
Email: pankova@pitt.edu
Description: The session will examine Kundera's reception (or lack thereof) in post-Socialist Bohemia. Presentations might address topics such as Kundera and the art of anti-nostalgia, Kundera in the context of his "Central European Pleiades" (Gombrowicz, Kafka, Broch, Musil), Kundera's cultural cartography, the concepts of memory, forgetting, nostalgia, kitsch in Kundera's oeuvre, among others.

Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition

Panel Title: Course Design and Language Tasks in Advanced Level Instruction
Panel Organizer: Maria Alley
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ohio State University
Email: alley.27@osu.edu

Roundtable Title: Culture in Language Class: Incorporating Cultural and Linguistic Aspects of Communication
Roundtable Chair: Marina Rojavin
Temple University
Department of French, German, Italian, and Slavic
Temple  University
532 Anderson Hall
1114 W. Berks   St.
Philadelphia,  PA 19122-6090
Phone:  215-204-1760
Email: mrojavin@temple.edu

Roundtable Title: Retention of the Russian Language by Heritage Speakers in the USA
Roundtable Organizer: Marina Rojavin
Temple University
Department of French, German, Italian, and Slavic
Temple  University
532 Anderson Hall
1114 W. Berks   St.
Philadelphia,  PA 19122-6090
Phone:  215-204-1760
Email: mrojavin@temple.edu

Roundtable Title: Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student Training in Slavic Departments
Roundtable Organizer: Elisabeth Elliott, Ph.D.
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1860 Campus Drive
Crowe Hall, #4-125 (4th floor, new wing of Kresge Hall)
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208-2163
Phone: 847-491-8082
Fax: 847-467-2596
Email: eelliott@northwestern.edu

Panel Title: The Verbs of Motion in Russian
Panel Organizer: Elisabeth Elliott, Ph.D.
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1860 Campus Drive
Crowe Hall, #4-125 (4th floor, new wing of Kresge Hall)
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208-2163
Phone: 847-491-8082
Fax: 847-467-2596
Email: eelliott@northwestern.edu
Description: Papers can consider pedagogical and also linguistic issues in teaching the Verbs of Motion in Russian.