Monthly Archives: September 2015


SDAŠ Conference 2016: M@king It New In English Studies

Dear friends and followers, we are very pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2016 SDAŠ conference:


Geopolitical shifts, rapid advances in technology and fluid socio-cultural paradigms are only a few symptoms of our time. However, an old adage has it that the more things change, the more they stay the same. How much does this apply to English Studies? Has English language teaching changed radically in recent years? Are linguistic approaches from the past still valid? What makes a literary canon modern? How does scholarship in English Studies age? What are the implications of the quest for originality? How new is new?

These and other related questions will be addressed at the 4th International Conference of the Slovene Association for the Study of English (SDAŠ), entitled:

M@king It New In English Studies

The conference will take place on 15-17 September 2016 at the University of Maribor, Slovenia.

We are honored to confirm the following plenary speakers:
Professor Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University)
Professor Roberta Maierhofer (University of Graz)
Professor Marianne Nikolov (University of Pécs)

You are welcome to submit a proposal for a 20-minute presentation addressing the above questions with regard to any of the following fields:
English language;
Literatures in English;
English Language Teaching;
Cultural Studies;
Translation Studies;
Or other related (sub)disciplines.

The conference will include two special panels (more information is available on the conference website):
Moments of Being Virginia Woolf
Shakespeare’s European Afterlife

Abstracts of between 200 and 300 words can be submitted here:

The due date for the submission of abstracts is 10 May 2016. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their proposal by 1 June 2016.

Conference fee:
120 € regular
60 € student (please email a copy of student ID)
100 € regular, ESSE members
50 € student, ESSE members (please email a copy of student ID)
40 € late registration fee (to be added to all registration fees after 15 July 2016)
50 € single day registration (non-participating visitors only)

Please visit the conference website for more information:


Call for Papers: ELOPE Vol. 13, No.1 – Thematic Issue on Words and Music

We are pleased to announce another call for papers with a special topic, this time on Words and Music:

ELOPE is planning to publish a thematic issue on the relationship between words and music, and the place of that relationship in modern culture.

Possible topics of relevance include, but are not limited to, songs and song lyrics, poems set to music, novels about music and musicians, opera and librettos, rock opera, metaphor in music, translating song lyrics, phonetics and pronunciation in singing, drama and dramatic elements in music videos, music and travel, music and tourism, music journalism, music and ideology, using song lyrics in the classroom, and songs and culture.

The language of contributions is English. Papers should be between 5,000 and 8,000 worlds in length, with an abstract of 150–180 words. They should be submitted electronically, and should conform to the author guidelines available at

Any inquiries can be sent to Prof. Nada Šabec (, Guest Editor of ELOPE 13 (1).

Submission deadline: February 1st, 2016.