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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.

 

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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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European Journal of English Studies, CALL FOR PAPERS FOR VOLUME 22, Global Responses to the ‘War on Terror’

Global Responses to the ‘War on Terror’

Guest editors: Michael C. Frank (Düsseldorf) and Pavan Kumar Malreddy (Goethe University Frankfurt)

 

This issue proposes a thematic shift from the widely discussed traumatic impact of the 11 September 2001 attacks themselves to the transformative impact of the ensuing ‘war on terror’. In particular, it identifies a conceptual gap in the existing criticism on ‘9/11’ and its cultural resonance, which tends to privilege Euro-American responses to the event, while considering trauma, grief and suffering as primarily transatlantic experiences. The corresponding Anglophone canon of ‘post-9/11’ fiction and nonfiction literature, documentary, drama, and film has failed to address the responsive violence incited by the decade-long military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, the destabilisation of political regimes in the Middle East, and other clandestine operations in the Global South in the name of countering ‘terrorism’.

 

The aim of this issue is to de-centre the singularity assumed by ‘9/11’, and to draw attention to new sites of literary and cultural criticism that move beyond the destruction of the World Trade Center and the physical space of New York City to engage with the multiple crises related to the ‘war on terror’ on a global scale.

 

Contributions are invited from any sub-discipline in Anglophone cultures and might include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

 

  • transatlantic and diasporic responses to the ‘war on terror’
  • intersections of European and postcolonial criticism in approaching the ‘war on terror’
  • public discourses on terrorism and counter-terrorism
  • responses to the war on terror in architecture, monuments, memorials, photography, visual arts, sculpture, rituals (commemoration), popular culture (internet, social media) and video-games
  • terrorism in novels, poetry, and reportage narratives from the Global South and the Middle East

 

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, Michael C. Frank and Pavan Malreddy.

 

 

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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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 http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/about/submissions.

Any inquiries can be sent to Prof. Nada Šabec (nada.sabec@um.si), Guest Editor of ELOPE 13 (1).

Submission deadline: February 1st, 2016.

http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/announcement/view/31

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Call for papers

We would like to invite you to submit papers for the ELOPE autumn issue (Vol. 12, No. 2)! We are a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research articles, studies and essays that address matters pertaining to English language, literature, teaching and translation. More information at:

http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope/announcement/view/28

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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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Reminder: Doctoral Sessions at the ESSE Conference

Applications to take part in the Doctoral Sessions at the ESSE Conference must be sent no later than 28 February 2014. Young scholars who are writing their PhD theses in English Studies and are at least in the second year of their studies at the time of ESSE Conference in Košice may apply to make a brief presentation of their work-in-progress at one of three doctoral sessions in the fields of English Language, Literatures in English, and Cultural and Area Studies. Note that PhD students attending the doctoral sessions may attend the full ESSE Conference at a reduced fee. Presentation at a doctoral session is not incompatible with participating in and presenting at other seminars at the Conference. More information on the ESSE Conference website: http://kaa.ff.upjs.sk/en/event/4/12th-esse-conference#toc-doctoral-sessions

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE OVERSEAS PERSPECTIVES AND ENQUIRIES: CALL FOR PAPERS

Darja Hribar, Professor of English and American Literature at the Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia, passed away in May this year. She was an accomplished scholar, a devoted teacher, an experienced literary translator, and, above all, a noble person. Apart from early American literature, her main areas of research and teaching were contemporary drama and theatre studies as well as literary translation, both from the point of view of literary stylistics. She was among the founding members of the Slovene Association for the Study of English. She participated in SDAŠ conferences and meetings and published in ELOPE. Her article about Harold Pinter in Slovene translation appeared in the first issue of this journal. To honour our colleague and friend, the Spring 2014 issue of ELOPE will be dedicated to her memory.
Submissions are welcome from all subject areas of English studies:
  • Linguistics
  • Literatures in English
  • Language Teaching
  • Translation
  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
  • and other related fields.
The papers should be sent as Word attachments to the following email address: tomaz.onic@um.si. For formatting and documentation, please refer to the notes for contributors available on the ELOPE web site (http://www.sdas.edus.si/elope.html). The submission deadline is 15 January 2014.
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