SDAŠ Conference Ljubljana 2019

Call for Papers

A Hundred Years, A Thousand Meanings

To mark the centennial jubilee of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, the Faculty of Arts and the Slovene Association for the Study of English are organizing an international conference. Entitled A Hundred Years, A Thousand Meanings, the 5th SDAŠ conference will take place from 19th to 21st September 2019 at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana.

As the title suggests, the conference welcomes a critical discussion on the topics related to the development of anglophone studies over the last century, their place in the globalized societies of today, as well as the directions they may take in the future.

Proposals for papers are invited in the fields of literatures in English, linguistics, translation/interpreting, English language teaching, English for specific purposes, and cultural studies. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged to convey as broad a range of insights as possible.

Plenary Speakers

We are honoured to confirm the following plenary speakers:

  • Michael Ashby, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Patricia Ashby, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
  • Lieven Buysee, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Alberto Lázaro, University of Alcalá, Spain

Proposal Submission

You are welcome to submit a proposal for a 20-minute presentation addressing the above topics. Abstracts of between 200 and 300 words can be submitted using Easychair. The due date for the submission of abstracts is 25th February 2019. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their proposal by 1st June 2019. A selection of (reworked and expanded) papers presented at the conference will be published in the academic journal ELOPE.

Conference fee

  • EUR 120: regular
  • EUR 60: student (please email a copy of student ID)
  • EUR 100: regular, SDAŠ members
  • EUR 50: student, SDAŠ members (please email a copy of student ID)
  • EUR 40: late registration fee (to be added to all registration fees after 15 July 2019)
  • EUR 50: single day registration (non-participating visitors only)
  • EUR 40: single day registration for members of the University of Ljubljana Alumni Clubs Association

Any enquiries can be addressed to sdas@ff.uni-lj.si.

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CFP: ELOPE Vol. 16, No. 1, 2019

A new call for papers has been posted on the official webpage of ELOPE: Link.

Submissions welcome!

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SDAŠ 2019: A Hundred Years, A Thousand Meanings – CFP Coming Soon

The Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the Slovene Association for the Study of English (SDAŠ) are proud to announce the conference SDAŠ 2019: A Hundred Years, A Thousand Meanings. The conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana from 19th to 21st September 2019.

Further details and the official Call for Papers will be posted shortly.

Conference webpage: sdas.ff.uni-lj.si

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ELOPE 15 (1)

You are kindly invited to read the latest issue of ELOPE.

ELOPE Vol. 15, No. 1 is titled Sci-Fi Live:

“[W]hat if they gave an apocalypse and nobody noticed?” was the question that Brooks Landon (1991, 239) proposed as the central thematic concern of the 1980s cyberpunk – a movement which today represents a landmark in the development of the science fiction genre. Diverse as they are in their focus and scope, the contributions to this issue of ELOPE, dedicated to the position and role of speculative fiction, and especially science fiction, in a world which is increasingly becoming speculative and science fictional, invariably demonstrate that an apocalypse did indeed take place and went by largely unnoticed.

The topic of the special issue was tackled by Mojca Krevel (ed.) and authors Michelle Gadpaille, Victor Kennedy, Anamarija Šporčič, Antonia Leach, Heather Duncan, Urša Vogrinc Javoršek, and Pablo Gómez Muñoz. Ljubica Matek contributed a book review.

ELOPE Vol. 15 No. 1 - Cover

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Publication of ELOPE Vol. 14 No. 2 (2017)

We are proud to announce the publication of ELOPE Vol. 14 No. 2 (2017). The online version of the journal can be found here:https://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/issue/view/614.

 

The new volume presents original research in the fields of English linguistics, literature and language teaching by Ivo Fabijanić, Marko Hladnik, Lahoucine Aammari, Emmanuel Idowu Adeniyi, Alberto Lázaro, Ivana Cindrić, Snježana Pavić, Darija Skubic and Mateja Dagarin Fojkar. The editorial team invites you to read their contributions, and submit your own for the future issues of ELOPE:https://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/announcement.

 

We  would also like to wish everyone a wonderful festive season.

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Call for Papers: ELOPE 15 (1), 2018

The spring 2018 issue of ELOPE is dedicated to the position and role of speculative fiction and especially science fiction in a world that is increasingly becoming speculative and science fictional. The globalized, digitally mediated nature of contemporary realities and, indeed, individuals, increasingly corresponds to those imagined by the literary cyberpunk of the 1980s – by the movement which with its formal and thematic properties arguably blurred the dividing line between the “mainstream” literary fiction and the science fiction genre. In the first decade of the third millennium, the extrapolations of current technologies and science typically associated with the genre seem to be moving from the temporal to the spatial axis, that is, from the futures far far away to the multiplicity of presents and realities that are parallel to ours. Jaak Tomberg attributes this collapse of futurity to the “cognitively dissonant pace of change in contemporary technocultural society” which renders imagining of ontologically different futures impossible. Approaching the issue from the perspective of postmodern theory, we can similarly ascertain that in a world in which the digital code precedes reality, the present is a priory infused with futurity, and any (literary) speculation cannot NOT be realistic. On the other hand, recent developments in the field increasingly reveal an alternative, radically different approach to futurity. In the 2014 collection of essays on contemporary science fiction SF Now, for instance, contributors acknowledge the prevalence of texts in which the future is a furtherance of the technocultural, late capitalist present; however, with regard to the social, cultural and historical relevance of the genre in the coming years, their focus is directed at the narratives in which the future transcends imaginable possibilities and inspects the potentialities of a different ontological order.

What, then, is science fiction today? What is its role? Has the collapse of futurity onto the present caused an irretrievable convergence of the speculative and the mimetic? How does that reflect on the language used? The stylistic properties? On the ways such fiction is translated? How much sense does it make to treat science fiction – or anything else for that matter – as a genre significantly different from other instances of writing in the context of the postmodern paradigm which fundamentally revels in hybridity? To what an extent do traditional definitions of the genre still apply? What can be considered cognitively dissonant and what can be considered a novum in a world that seems to have no outside? Can there be an outside, and if so what is it (would it be) like? What role can science fiction play in our imaginings of the future? And of our present? What does it have to offer? What can it teach us? These are some of the issues we would like to address in the up-coming issue of ELOPE. The editors warmly invite contributors to submit original research on these and related topics, and to provide insights from as wide a range of perspectives, approaches and disciplines as possible – not only from the seemingly primary domain  of literary studies, but also from the perspective of language and translation studies, as well as ELT.

The language of contributions is English. Papers should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, with an abstract of 150–180 words. They should be submitted electronically, and should conform to the author guidelines (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/about/submissions). Any inquiries can be sent to Andrej Stopar (andrej.stopar@ff.uni-lj.si). Submission deadline: April 1st, 2018.

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New ELOPE is out! 

Dear SDAŠ members and friends,
We are happy to announce that the latest issue of our academic journal ELOPE is available online at http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/issue/view/605. The printed version will be out soon.

ELOPE Vol. 14, No. 1 (2017) (Eds. Smiljana Komar and Mojca Krevel; Journal Eds. Melita Kukovec, Kirsten Hempkin and Katja Težak) has the title Addressing Learners’ and Teachers’ Needs: Keeping up with a Changing EFL World and scientifically deals with the challenges teachers and students encounter in the EFL context.

The issue includes original research by Melita Kukovec, Liljana Burcar, Mirjana Želježič, Mirjana Semren, Danijela Šegedin Borovina, Nataša Gajšt and a book review by Janez Skela.

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The new ELOPE issue

New ELOPE is out!

Dear SDAŠ members and friends,

We are happy to announce that the latest issue of our academic journal ELOPE is available online at http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/issue/view/590. Printed version will be out in January 2017.

ELOPE Vol. 13, No. 2, 2016 (Ed. Mojca Krevel, Journal Eds. Smiljana Komar and Mojca Krevel) is dedicated to long-time co-editor of ELOPE Prof. Uroš Mozetič, who passed away earlier this year. The issue opens with a selection of his poems, prepared by Nada Grošelj, and a detailed list of his publications by Kristina Pegan-Vičič. The rest of the volume features original research by Tadej Braček, Urša Gavez, David Hazemali, Tomaž Onič, Dilek İnan, Ayşe Didem Yakut, Kristina Kočan Šalamon, Ellen Maureen Taylor, Tina Balič, Gašper Ilc, Monika Kavalir, Smiljana Komar and Mette Hjort-Pedersen.

 

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Call for Papers Special Issue of ELOPE Vol. 14, No. 1 (2017): M@king It New In English Language Teaching

Special Issue of ELOPE Vol. 14, No. 1 (2017): M@king It New In English Language Teaching 

English Language Teaching is a dynamic, extensive and varied research discipline, underpinned by one fundamental question: how best to meet the needs of English learners, especially in our increasingly globalised and digitised world. This single question encompasses a host of related and inter-related issues. When we consider the language we teach, what do we mean precisely by English – should our learners attain EFL or ELF norms? Should that language be taught by a native or non-native speaker, assuming that these categorisations have any validity? How do we equip our learners for intercultural encounters? What kind of cultural or intercultural knowledge should we cultivate and how do we attain it in a classroom setting? To what extent should that classroom setting rely on technology such as smart phones or tablets? How should the most recent advances in research on second language acquisition be implemented by teachers? What do we know of our learners’ motivation, self-concept, or any other psychological concept, and how does that impact upon our teaching methods and strategies? And how should the needs of those who will pursue a career in English – our future teachers and translators – be addressed?

This special issue aims to bring together scholars, researchers and practitioners from all levels of the education system to report on and review the latest in English Language Teaching, as well as to explore potential future developments in the field.

Submissions are welcome from all subject areas of English Language Teaching, such as:

 Teacher Training and Education;

 Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language;

 Teaching Methodology;

 Teaching Literatures in English;

 Language Teaching and Translation;

 Developments in the E-Classroom;

 Psychology in Language Learning;

 and other related fields.

A selection of papers will be published in the spring 2017 (Vol. 14, No. 1) special issue of ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries, a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research articles, studies and essays addressing issues of English language, literature, teaching and translation. The volume will be edited by guest editors Melita Kukovec, Kirsten Hempkin and Katja Težak.

Papers of between 5000 and 8000 words in English should be submitted through the ELOPE online paper submission system. To ensure a blind review, the submitted file should not contain the author’s name or other personal data. For formatting and documentation, please see the sample paper in the attachment and Author Guidelines on the ELOPE website.

The submission deadline is 10 January 2017.

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New ELOPE issue!

Dear members and friends of the Slovene Association for the Study of English,

 

We are proud to announce the latest issue of ELOPE, our academic journal.

 

ELOPE Vol. 13, No. 1, 2016 (Guest Ed. Nada Šabec, Journal Eds. Smiljana Komar and Uroš Mozetič) is a special issue featuring ten papers focusing on various aspects of the relationship between words and music. The journal is already available online and we hope you enjoy reading it: http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/issue/view/533.

 

We also invite you to consider contributing your own work for the next issue. Here is the call for papers: http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/announcement/view/39.

 

ELOPE Editors

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