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CfP - Vernacular Literacies - Conference in Umeå June 2012

Vernacular Literacies – Past, Present and Future' 
13–15 June 2012 
Department of Language Studies, Umeå University.


Literacy practices have become increasingly prominent features in
everyday life, especially in social media through digital technology.
However, vernacular literacy is not a new phenomenon. The written word
has been used for everyday purposes throughout history – in other
media and using different technology. Whether historical or modern,
vernacular literacy practices have arisen out of everyday needs and
have not been formally regulated by institutions or organisations
linked to education, religion or the work-place.

We hereby invite researchers to submit conference papers that
illustrate vernacular literacy in the Nordic countries at different
periods of time: in the past, the present or looking into the future.
We look forward to contributions from a variety of disciplines such as
linguistics, history, education, folklore, literature and book

The conference is multilingual. Conference information will be given
in Swedish and English. Conference papers will be presented in
Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English. For further details about the
conference, visit the conference website.

Professor David Barton, Lancaster University. 'From Local Literacies
to Digital Literacies. Tracing Changes as Vernacular Practices go

Professor Deborah Brandt, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 'Taking
Writing Seriously. New Directions in Mass Literacy.'

13 January 2012. Deadline for submissions of abstracts.
February 2012. Notification of acceptance of abstracts.
15 April 2012. Registration deadline.

The conference is being organised by the Nordic literacy network,
Vardagligt skriftbruk (Vernacular Literacies) at Umeå University in
cooperation with the Nordic research project Reading and Writing from
below at the University of Helsinki.

vardag2012 at sprak.umu.se
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Please forward this call for papers to your colleagues who may be
interested in attending the conference.

Ann-Catrine Edlund & Susanne Haugen for the organising committee
Department of Language Studies
Umeå University

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Anna Kuismin <anna.kuismin at helsinki.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 16.04.2012
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