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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Deadline extension for the SDAŠ Conference until the 25.5. 2016 – come and join us!

Here is a link to the conference page:

http://events.ff.um.si/sdas2016/

Announcement of Death: Professor Uroš Mozetič

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Professor Uroš Mozetič. He was a former president of SDAŠ and co-editor of our academic journal ELOPE. Uroš’s poetic mind and his sense for witticisms and humour coined the acronym ELOPE, which stands for English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries. He will be greatly missed.

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European Journal of English Studies, CALL FOR PAPERS FOR VOLUME 22, Poetry, Science and Technology

Poetry, Science and Technology

Guest editors: Irmtraud Huber (Berne), Wolfgang Funk (Mainz)

 

In the preface to Lyrical Ballads, William Wordsworth famously calls poetry ‘the first and last of all knowledge’ and describes the poet’s task as carrying ‘sensation into the objects of science itself’. The editors invite contributions that explore relations between poetic and scientific knowledge, an association commonly neglected in favour of a focus on narrative. Moreover, we seek to explore how technological advances such as the invention and development of eveÍr more sophisticated machinery or changes in the means of communication find echoes in the imaginary and structure of poetry.

 

By focusing on these connections and correspondences between apparently dissimilar ways of world-making, this issue aims to offer new perspectives on the interplay between scientific and technological innovation and poetic form. It will attempt to trace how paradigm changes such as Darwinism, post-Newtonian physics or non-Euclidean geometry find correlatives in poetry. The editors also wish to promote a critical dialogue between poetic and narratological approaches to relations between literature and science at different historical moments. We welcome critical engagements with specific case studies of poetic or scientific works, as well as theoretical reflections on the relations between poetry and science and technology from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.

 

Relevant topics in this context might include, among others:

 

  • poetry and science as complementary and/or competing epistemological structures and forms of knowledge conservation and dissemination
  • concepts and metaphors common to both poetry and science, like the experiment, the model, innovation or abstraction
  • formal transformations in poetry in relation to scientific and technological paradigm changes
  • shifts in the cultural authority of science and poetry
  • poetry as a possible mediator between abstract scientific knowledge and its technological application
  • representations of scientific procedures and knowledge as well as technological innovation in poetry

Detailed proposals (600-1,000 words) for essays of no more than 7,500 words, as well as any inquiries regarding this issue, should be sent to both editors Irmtraud Huber and Wolfgang Funk.

 

Potential contributors are reminded that EJES operates a two-stage review process. The first is based on the submission of proposals and results in invitations to submit full essays from which a final selection is then made. THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS 31 OCTOBER 2016, WITH DELIVERY OF COMPLETED ESSAYS BY 31 MARCH 2017.

 

European Journal of English Studies, CALL FOR PAPERS FOR VOLUME 22, Approaches to Old Age

Approaches to Old Age

Guest Editors: Sarah Falcus (Huddersfield) and Maricel Oró Piqueras (Lleida)

 

The final decades of the twentieth century saw the rise of humanistic or cultural gerontology, and this has continued apace into the twenty-first century. Interest in English Studies has ranged across the disciplines and beyond, establishing connections with biomedicine, sociology and politics. This work includes studies and creative projects that both analyse and produce visual representations of ageing, from photography to film. In linguistics, explorations of language attrition in Alzheimer’s Disease provide humanistic perspectives on the experience and treatment of this form of dementia. Literary studies has seen explorations of the affect value of literary and cultural texts and analyses of the intersections of ageing and gender, race, sexuality and disability. There is also much work on late-life creativity and late style.

 

This issue seeks to extend the variety and multiplicity of approaches in cultural gerontology, contributing to the dialogue between English Studies and Ageing Studies. We welcome contributions that explore old age across the full range of literary and cultural forms.

 

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

  • the ageing body
  • approaching old age
  • genre and age
  • ageing readers/audiences
  • ageing as a cultural anxiety
  • old age across history
  • picturing old age
  • ageing and loss of language
  • language use and Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Detailed proposals (600-1,000 words) for essays of no more than 7,500 words, as well as any inquiries regarding this issue, should be sent to both editors: Sarah Falcus and Maricel Oró Piqueras.

 

Potential contributors are reminded that EJES operates a two-stage review process. The first is based on the submission of proposals and results in invitations to submit full essays from which a final selection is then made. THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS 31 OCTOBER 2016, WITH DELIVERY OF COMPLETED ESSAYS BY 31 MARCH 2017.

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