Re: "Multiliteracies: The Contact Zone," Ghent, 22-27/9/2003
- It would be most interesting to have any account(s) of this
conference if anyone on the group attended ...
--- In Multilingual_Literacy@yahoogroups.com, "Don Osborn" <dzo@b...>
> Below, FYI, is an excerpt from an announcement of the upcomingProf.
> conference of the Association Internationale de Linguistique
> Appliquée (AILA) on the theme "Multiliteracies" - the full
> announcement is available on the website indicated. Thanks to
> Marilyn Martin-Jones for calling this to my attention.interpretations.
> Don Osborn
> MULTILITERACIES: THE CONTACT ZONE
> 2003 International AILA Conference on Literacy
> Location: Ghent, Belgium
> Date: 22-27 September 2003
> Call Deadline: 28 March, 2003
> Contact Persons: Ronald Soetaert - Bart Bonamie
> Contact Email: literacy@m...
> Website: http://memling.rug.ac.be/aila
> Official language: English
> MEETING DESCRIPTION:
> The concept of Literacy invokes multiple and complex
> The concept is also approached from a varying number ofperspectives:
> both as a problem and a solution to a problem. The theoretical andperspectives
> empirical base can be approached from a large number of
> (see themes). More than anything else, literacy is seen as a kindof
> social practice. As a consequence the focus shifts towardsand
> multiliteracies with special attention to kinds of literacy (high
> low culture, multi-cultural interpretations) and to the role ofmedia
> in relation to literacy. Our conference as 'contact zone' - a spacefuture
> which brings into contact people from many different cultures and
> disciplines (de/re-)constructing, talking & thinking about the
> of literacy and the literacies of the future.[ . . . ]