The University of Texas' Department of and Center for Middle Eastern Studies are pleased to announce that they will host the 2nd Annual Jīl Jadīd Conference, a graduate student conference in Arabic Literature and Linguistics, to be held at the University of Texas at Austin, February 23-25, 2012.
Last February, graduate students from eighteen universities assembled to set the tone for Arabic studies in the twenty-first century. The purpose of this conference remains to bring together students spread across area studies, linguistics, comparative literature and other departments in order to facilitate a productive and interdisciplinary exchange of new ideas.
The conference will feature keynote speakers on Arabic literature and linguistics, as well as a career development workshop offered by faculty from the UT Department of Middle Eastern Studies.
The deadline for abstract submission in Tuesday, 1 November 2011.
View the full call for papers at http://linguistlist.org/issues/22/22-3443.html