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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.

 

ELOPE Events

ELOPE Vol. XI – Autumn (Journal Eds. Smiljana Komar and Uroš Mozetič, Volume Ed. Andrej Stopar)

We are proud to announce the new issue of the academic journal ELOPE (English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries).

ELOPE Vol. XI – Autumn (Journal Eds. Smiljana Komar and Uroš Mozetič, Volume Ed. Andrej Stopar) is already available on-line (http://www.sdas.edus.si/vol11-2.html) and includes articles by:

– Dušan Gabrovšek (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts),
– Uroš Martinčič (Slovenia),
– Lidija Štrmelj (University of Zadar),
– Vesna Ukić Košta (University of Zadar),
Lisa Botshon (University of Maine at Augusta),
– Nataša Gajšt (University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business),
– Gabrijela Petra Nagode, Karmen Pizorn, and Mojca Juriševič (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education), and
– Uroš Mozetič (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts).

You are also invited to explore other volumes of ELOPE here: http://www.sdas.edus.si/elope.html.

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Calls Events

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.

Calls

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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Links to Articles in ELOPE XI – Spring

Volume XI – Spring (2014): The Play’s the Thing: Eclectic Essays in Memory of a Scholar and Drama Translator (Joural Eds. Smiljana Komar and Uroš Mozetič, Volume Eds. Tomaž Onic and Simon Zupan)

 

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ELOPE XI – Spring: Online Edition

Dear SDAŠ members, dear friends, dear visitors,

The latest volume of the academic journal published by the Slovene Association for the Study of English and the Department of English at the University of Ljubljana is now available on-line.

You can access the articles here: ELOPE Vol. XI – Spring.

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ELOPE XI – SPRING is here!

ELOPE XI – Spring has arrived. SDAŠ members and the authors will be receiving their free copies this week!

Congratulations to the journal editors ( Smiljana Komar, Uroš Mozetič), the guest editors (Tomaž Onič and Simon Zupan), and the authors: Tina Cupar, Alenka Valh Lopert, Michelle Gadpaille, Nursen Gömceli, Klementina Jurančič Petek, Primož Jurko, Victor Kennedy, Melita Kukovec, Frančiška Lipovšek, Katja Plemenitaš, Janez Skela, Simon Zupan and Marko Štefanič.

Soon, ELOPE XI – Spring will also be available on-line. Meanwhile, feel free to browse the past issues of ELOPE: http://www.sdas.edus.si/elope.html

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Institute of English Studies Petition

Dear SDAŠ members,

Please consider signing the petition described below.

 

Dear All

You may have heard about the proposed closure of the Institute of English Studies which is part of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London. A Steering Group to oppose this has been set up, co-chaired by Professor Anne Varty (Head of the Department of English at Royal Holloway University of London) and Professor Gordon Campbell, DLitt, FBA (Professor of Renaissance Studies at Leicester University).

The Steering Group (of which I am a member) has set up a website at http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/professor-sir-adrian-smith-abandon-the-recommendation-to-break-up-the-institute-of-english-studies-2 in the form of a petition calling for this decision to be stopped. I am attaching a brief document that gives some further information on the subject and some links that may be of interest. We very much hope that you will be able to give us your support by signing the petition, by writing to the Vice-Chancellor and by passing this message on to interested parties.

Yours faithfully
Henry Woudhuysen
On behalf of the Save the IES Steering Group

Co-Chairs:
Professor Anne Varty (Head of the Department of English Royal Holloway University of London)
Professor Gordon Campbell DLitt, FBA (Professor of Renaissance Studies, University of Leicester)