The 5th biennial meeting of the CUNY Language, Society and Culture Conference
Important note: revised dates for the conference
Because of disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic LSC-5 is going to be rescheduled for next year, in May 2021. Abstract submission is going to be reopened. All accepted abstracts can still participate. Individual notices will be sent to everyone who already submitted one - please excuse the delay.
Location: Kingsborough Community College New Date in 2021: TBA
Take the F Line to the Ave. X Station, then transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC
N Line (Sea Beach):
Take the N Line to the Bay Parkway / 86th St. Station, then transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC
Q or B lines:
Take the Q or B Line to the Brighton Beach Station, then transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC or take the Q or B Line to the Sheepshead Bay Station, then transfer to the B49 to KCC.
D Line (West End):
Take the D Line to the 25th Ave. Station, then transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC
2, 3, 4 or 5 Lines:
Take the 2, 3, 4 or 5 to the Franklin Ave. Station/Eastern Pkwy, then transfer to the S Line to the Prospect Park Station, then transfer to the Q or B Lines; take the Q or B Line to the Brighton Beach Station, then transfer to the eastbound B1 to KCC
Founded in 1963 as part of the City University of New York, Kingsborough Community College remains firmly committed to its mission of providing both liberal arts and career education and to promoting student learning and development as well as strengthening and serving its diverse community. Kingsborough combines the best of what a college can offer. Its tranquil seaside location is a perfect setting for reflective academic pursuits, yet the college's active engagement in the community provides students with exciting opportunities to become productive participants in a growing and vital borough.
Kingsborough serves a widely diverse population of approximately 14,000 students and consistently ranks among the leading community colleges in the country in associate degrees awarded to minority students. Approx. 70% of Kingsborough's students are enrolled in a liberal arts or science degree program; the rest pursue degrees in more specialized, career-oriented programs such as business, communications, criminal justice, culinary arts, nursing and allied health careers, information technology, journalism, maritime technology, tourism and hospitality, and the visual arts.
You may not be aware of it, but there is actually a controversy over which part of Brooklyn should be called South Brooklyn. And while Kingsborough Community College, as any map will convincingly show, is as South as can be, there is yet another part of Brooklyn that has been historically called South Brooklyn. The neighborhood going by the name of South Brooklyn is located in the Northern part of Brooklyn. Could this lead to confusion or even a small linguistic revolution? Communication to the rescue: now that you have educated yourself, make sure you are on the same page with your conversational partner(s) and, if ever in need of an interesting topic, you can always bring up this historico-linguistic conundrum.
Here are some recommendations for things to do in the 'real' South Brooklyn if you plan on visiting us again: