Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Historical Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics, Dialectology, Sociolinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Linguistics and Pedagogy.
Second Language Acquisition, Empirical Studies in Language Learning, Study Abroad, Teaching of Individual Skills (pronunciation, reading, listening, writing, speaking), Content-based Instruction (in film, history, politics, culture, literature, etc.), Curriculum Design, Language Teaching for Special Purposes, Teaching of Languages other than Russian (Polish, Czech, Croatian, Romanian, etc.), Use of Technology in Language Teaching.
Individual Writers and Poets (Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevskij, Tolstoj, Axmatova, Bulgakov, Nabokov and others), Themes (history and literature, travelogues, gendered readings, etc.), Critical approaches (including various theoretical approaches), Genre (avtorskaja pesnja, ode, drama), Periods (medieval to contemporary), Culture, Film, Dance, Music, Philosophy, and Religion.
In addition to these general areas of conference activity, the Program Committee welcomes other proposals for panels, roundtables, and forums on instructional materials. Panel chairs or organizers should contact one of the committee members below to declare a panel, roundtable or forum. Declared panels are listed on this website. We will continue to accept panel proposals until 1 August. The program committee encourages panel and roundtable organizers to take an active part in recruiting participants, including discussants, to their events.
The program committee invites panel organizers to shape their own complete panels and to submit abstracts from all authors in the panel as a group. In that case, the Program Committee will submit all the abstracts organized for the panel to the same peer reviewers; each abstract will be reviewed on its own merits within the context of the intended panel. If authors for such a panel submit their abstracts separately, they need only indicate the name of the panel when they submit the abstract. The Program Committee will consult with panel organizers about the composition of panels and will not break up panels shaped by organizers.
If an abstract author sends his/her abstract to a panel organizer or panel chair, the author should verify whether the panel organizer/chair intends to submit abstracts as a group to the appropriate Division Head. If the organizer/chair is not submitting the abstracts as a group, the author should submit the abstract directly to the appropriate division head (see below). Panel chairs are not permitted to read a paper on the panel that they are chairing.
Scholars are welcome to submit abstracts for a specific panel (or panels) or to the conference as a whole. The Program Committee will find a panel for every abstract accepted.
Abstract deadlines are 15 April and 1 August. The first deadline allows for revision and resubmission of abstracts, should reviewers deem that necessary. The second deadline does not allow for resubmission. Abstracts should be no longer than approximately 300 words (including select bibliographic citations in the standard format in the respective discipline). Detailed guidelines for abstracts and published program abstracts from past years are available on the AATSEEL website.
The Program Committee notes that all conference participants must be AATSEEL members in good standing for 2007 or request a membership waiver. Membership (which is based on the calendar year) can be renewed by regular mail or on-line on the AATSEEL website. Authors must be members in good standing or have a waiver in order to receive the results of abstract review.
Literature and Culture
Prof. William J. Comer
Department of Slavic Languages
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Rm. 2135
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: 785-864-4701 (office), 785-864-3313 (dept)
Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition
Dr. Julia Mikhailova
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Toronto
121 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
Phone: 416-926-1300 ext. 3286
Correspondence and submissions of panels and abstracts by e-mail are preferred, but submissions by regular post and fax are also acceptable.