Cultural Constructions Conference (CCC 2021)


March 4, 2021 – March 5, 2021 all-day
Cynthia Laborde

Date: 04-Mar-2021 – 05-Mar-2021
Location: Online, USA
Contact Person: Cynthia Laborde

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Translation

The organizers of the 2021 Cultural Constructions Conference hosted by the Department of Modern Languages at The University of Texas at Arlington invite papers and complete panels on any aspect of this year’s theme: ”Resilience and reinvention.”

The biennial Cultural Constructions Conference at The University of Texas at Arlington brings together student, professional, and faculty presenters for collegial and engaging multidisciplinary conversations. Admission is free and open to the public. This year’s conference features two keynote speakers, Dr. José Alaniz and Dr. Kris Knisely.

The question of resilience has become increasingly significant in the year 2020 on many levels, both in personal and professional contexts. We are seeking papers that examine the ability of languages and cultures to perform despite unpredictable events. The purpose of the conference is to open up a dialogue about resilience and reinvention in their broad sense: overcoming, surviving, preserving, remaking, renewing, reaffirming. We ask scholars to consider engagements with languages and cultures, the people that represent them, and the professions that surround them, in terms of ongoing processes of adaptation. We welcome proposals for fifteen-minute papers as well as planned panels of three to five papers pertinent to these themes and their manifestations anywhere in the world.

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate. In an effort to be inclusive, we ask for all presentations to be delivered in English. Some exceptions may be granted on an individual basis.

Call for Papers:

We welcome papers for a range of approaches and disciplines:
– linguistics (bilingualism, sociolinguistics, variation)
– second language acquisition and second/foreign language pedagogy
– translation, localization, and interpreting
– literary and cultural studies
– creative writing

Send your 300 word abstract to us at this link :

Important Dates:
December 15, 2020: deadline to submit
January 15, 2021: participants receive notification of acceptance
March 4-5, 2021: conference broadcast live on Microsoft Teams