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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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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.

Call for papers Calls ELOPE

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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Publication of the latest issue of ELOPE

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

We are delighted to announce the publication of the latest issue of ELOPE (Vol. 12, No. 1, 2015, Ljubljana University Press). The special issue “Cultural Encounters with the English-Speaking World,” edited by Monika Kavalir and Andrej Stopar, is already available on-line (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/issue/view/298).

Please note that the past volumes of ELOPE are also accessible on-line (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/issue/archive). Each article now has a DOI number (e.g., http://dx.doi.org/10.4312/elope.12.1.137-139), which makes the articles and their citations easier to find and track.

We kindly invite you to submit your contribution for the next issue. The call for papers can be found here:  http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/announcement/view/28. Please submit your articles using the on-line platform.

We wish you a pleasant summer!

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25th Conference on British and American Studies Timișoara, Romania  –  21-23 May 2015

 25th  Conference on British and American Studies Timișoara, Romania  –  21-23 May 2015 Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2015 

The English Department of the Faculty of Letters, University of Timișoara, is pleased to announce its 25th international conference on British and American Studies, which will be held in May 21 – 23, 2015.

Confirmed plenary speaker:
Professor David Crystal, Fellow of the British Academy, honorary professor of linguistics at University of Wales, Bangor

Presentations (20 min) and workshops (60 min) are invited in the following sections:
• Language Studies • Translation Studies • Semiotics • British and Commonwealth Literature • American Literature • Cultural Studies • Gender Studies • English Language Teaching

Abstract submission
Please submit 60word abstracts, which will be included in the conference programme:
• to our website: http://www.litere.uvt.ro/formular_bas.php • or to Dr Reghina Dascăl reghina_dascal@yahoo.co.uk

Deadline: 15 February 2015
Conference fee
The early conference registration fee is EUR 100, to be paid by March 15; the late registration fee is Euro 120.
For RSEAS members, the early registration fee is lei 250; the late registration fee is lei 300.

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Call for Papers: ELOPE XII – Spring (2015)

Call for Papers: Negotiating Cultural Encounters with the English-Speaking World

ELOPE (English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries), a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal, publishes original research articles, studies and essays that address issues of English language, literature, teaching and translation. The 2015 special issue invites contributors to submit articles that take a close and critical look at the cultural differences and barriers encountered in interaction with English-speaking countries and the specificities of English-mediated intercultural communication. Cultural, i.e. socially constructed concepts can be analysed not only as they relate to the pervasive British and American cultures, but also locally (e.g. Scotland, Wales, Ireland) and internationally (World Englishes, English as a lingua franca).

Papers should be between 5,000 and 8,000 worlds in length, with an abstract of 150–180 words. They should conform to the journal’s style sheet available at http://www.sdas.edus.si/elope.html and should be sent to guest editors andrej.stopar@ff.uni-lj.si and monika.kavalir@ff.uni-lj.si by 31 January 2015. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the guest editors with regard to possible article themes or other inquiries.

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Call for Papers: Anglica Wratislaviensia

Call for Papers

Anglica Wratislaviensia

vol. 53/2015

Anglica Wratislaviensia, an international, peer-refereed, annual journal publishes original research articles and book review articles in all areas of English, American and Anglophone literature and culture, theoretical and applied linguistics, second language acquisition and translation studies.

 Anglica Wratislaviensia welcomes submissions of manuscripts related to all of the journal’s fields. Papers should be between 3000 and 4000 worlds in length, including footnotes and and abstract. They should conform to the journal’s style sheet available at www.ifa.uni.wroc.pl/index.php/linki/anglica-wratislaviensia and should be sent, together with the author’s short bio, to anglicawratslaviensia@gmail.com by 15 November 2014.

The 2016 special issue of Anglica Wratislaviensia will be devoted to the question of emotions in second language acquisition and foreign language teaching. Its theme editor, Anna Michońska-Stadnik invites submissions of articles on subjects related to the fields by 15 November 2015.

Prof. Ewa Kębłowska-Ławniczak

/Editor/

Department of English Studies

Wrocław University

ul. Kuźnicza 22

50-138 Wrocław

Poland

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The last reminder for ESSE 2014 Kosice Conference seminars and PhD sessions

Dear SDAŠ members,
below is the last reminder for ESSE 2014 Kosice Conference seminars and the PhD sessions deadline. There is also a new seminar in the linguistics section, please find below its description.

 

ESSE 2014 Kosice Conference Reminder: Abstracts of individual papers at SEMINAR SESSIONS, DOCTORAL SESSIONS  and abstracts of POSTERS must be sent before 31st MARCH 2014! More information on the Conference website http://www.esse2014kosice.sk/

The new seminar in the linguistics section:

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ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS – EXCEPTIONAL ENGLISH FOR EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS?

Convenors:

Ewa Domagala-Zysk, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, ewadom@kul.pl

Edit Hegybiro Kontra, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary, ehkontra@gmail.com

The seminar addresses educators and linguists involved in the recent upsurge of European action research focusing on learners with special educational needs. For many years in the past D/deaf, blind, intellectually challenged or dyslexic students were excluded from learning foreign languages, but contemporary educational and social trends such as normalization, integration or inclusion have changed this situation. The purpose of the seminar is thus to share experiences and bring to the fore a discussion on the following points: 1). Conceptual representations for words in English in individuals with sensory or cognitive challenges; 2. Teaching strategies and class techniques to enhance both motivation and language performance; 3. The role of oral communication and sign languages in EFL classes for the D/deaf; 4). Cooperative practices in primary, secondary and tertiary foreign  language education for students with disabilities.

 

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ESSE Conference in Košice – Deadline Extension

The deadline for submitting abstracts of individual papers at seminar sessions and PhD students’ sessions and posters has been extended to 31 March 2014.

Other extended deadlines:
Confirmation of acceptance of abstracts by seminar convenors and PhD session convenors: 15 April 2014.
Applications for fee waivers: 1 April 2014 – 30 April 2014.

Registration will begin on 1 April 2014.
Early registration: 1 April 2014 – 31 May 2014.
Late registration: 1 June 2014 – 29 August 2014.

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