01 02 2018
Call for papers
The Department of English and American Studies at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” invites scholars to submit proposals for the international conference Traditions and Transitions – to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The conference is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Department of English and American Studies at Sofia University and the 130th anniversary of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. People celebrate anniversaries in order to commemorate what has been achieved so far and to envision what should be achieved in the future. The event aims to look back at a distinguished past, and ahead to a challenging future.
The conference seeks to bring together young and established scholars and also professors emeriti from academic institutions in Bulgaria and abroad, giving them a venue to debate and exchange views on traditions and transitions in the research in and the teaching of English-language-related disciplines.
The field of English and American Studies is in transition, as it seeks new approaches, and re-examines older ones, in order to address the multiple issues facing the development of English-language related disciplines required for participation in today’s global community. The organizers of this conference encourage papers written using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to developments in the field and a wide range of analytical perspectives (historical, artistic, literary, political, esthetic, ethical, linguistic, sociolinguistic, cognitive etc.).
We invite individual abstracts and panel proposals in an array of topics, discussing traditions and transitions in any of the areas below:
- The study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas);
- The study of English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, text linguistics, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and stylistics);
- The study of Anglophone cultures and societies with a special focus on the complexity and hybridity of cultural interaction, transnationalism and transculturalism; the movement between places, identities and cultures;
- Translation studies;
- Мedia studies, transmedia.
Abstracts for twenty-minute presentations and proposals for panels / workshops/ roundtable discussions should be submitted by 1 March 2018.
Please include the following in your submission:
- Email address;
- Title of Abstract or Panel Proposal;
- Abstract (250 words)
- Bio (100 words)
Please address emails to TandTconf2018@gmail.com
Conference Organizing Committee:
Prof. Evgenia Pancheva, Dr. Habil.
Assoc. prof. Alexandra Glavanakova, PhD
Assoc. prof. Alexandra Bagasheva, PhD
Assoc. prof. Rositsa Ishpekova, PhD
Asst. Prof. Emilia Slavova, PhD
Croatian Association for American Studies (CAAS) announces a Call for Papers for the 6th Annual Workshop in American Studies to be held in Zadar, Croatia, 15-16 June 2018.
This year’s topic of the CAAS American Studies workshop focuses on representations of age and ageing in American society and culture. Acknowledging trends such as the “massification of old age,” “longevity revolution” (Butler), and the changing demographics of the Western societies, we ask the presenters to address a plethora of issues that encapsulate our society’s attitudes to age, to ageing, to ages of man, to bodily and mental changes pertaining to different ages, and to cultural assumptions and misconceptions attending to different ages (young, middle, old). How do the humanities and social sciences, and literary and cultural texts in particular, address the transformations—mental, social, bodily, health/medical, cognitive, emotional, economic—accompanying the processes of senescence? How do the race, class, and gender factors, separately or in conjunction, inflect the process of ageing? Welcoming comparatist approaches to the set topic, we hope to receive inquiries and research into cultural specificities of age and ageing in different societies. We conceive of the topic in broad interdisciplinary terms, working at the intersection of American studies, ageing studies, medical humanities, literary gerontology, the corporeal turn, studies of affect and emotions, and the like, and thus invite proposals touching on any of these fields. In short, we pose the underlying question: how is “age identity constructed in literature and in society, for both young and old” (Maierhofer)?
We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker is Prof. Dr. Roberta Maierhofer (University of Graz), a renowned ageing studies and American studies scholar.
More particular concerns should address the following broadly devised topics, among others:
- American cultural attitudes to age and ageing
- Ageing, individualism, interdependence in American culture
- Age and ageing in a historical perspective
- Gendered narratives of age and ageing
- Race and age/ ageing
- Class-based narratives of age and ageing
- Ageing and (re)distribution of resources
- Age/ ageing and consumer culture, leisure and cultural industries
- Age-appropriate/ age-related emotions?
- Ageing and creativity (Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Don DeLillo…)
- The genre of pathography (illness memoirs/ autobiography) and the medicalization of the ageing body
- Age-centered literary genres: the Bildungsroman, the sentimental novel, the domestic novel, memoirs…
Deadline for the submission of proposals is March 31, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by April 15, 2018.
Please send your proposals of no more than 300 words, and a short bio, by March 31, 2018 to all of the following addresses: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com . Please note that each presentation is allotted 15 minutes of talk time, followed by discussion.
Registration and payment deadline: May 30, 2018.
Workshop fee: 300 HRK (40 euros)
Workshop fee for non-waged participants (students, postdocs, etc.): 150 HRK (20 euros)
For additional information, please check the CAAS web site regularly at: http://www.huams.hr/ .
The Organizing Committee
01 02 2018
The aim of our conference is to discuss the processes of how we claim and reclaim our histories, reconstruct them, name and rename them, how social and political discourses work, how our memory works. We don’t only seek the papers that deal with national histories, but also WITH those individual stories, as presented in the works of literature, art, and cultural performance in general. We are mostly interested in the works developed in English speaking countries. However, for the purpose of comparison of how individuals and groups manage these issues in the globalized world, we will also welcome papers dealing with other communities.
We are honoured to announce that our key-note lecturer will be artist and Professor LeAnne Howe, from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
Abstracts of up to 300 words, including the author’s name, affiliation, and email, should be sent to Marija Krivokapić (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević (email@example.com). The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018.
The conference fee is 80 euros payable upon registration. It includes conference material, the book of abstracts, refreshments, conference dinner and an excursion.
For more information on the conference, please visit: www.nicells.ac.me.
Should you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
For the Organizing Committee,
Dr. Marija Krivokapić
Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević
For the Academic Committee,
Dr. Janko Andrijašević, University of Montenegro
Dr. Boris Berić, University of Osijek, Croatia
Dr. Mirjana Daničić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Allison Hedge Coke, University of Riverside, California, USA
Dr. Aleksandra V. Jovanović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Amela Lukač Zoranić, International University of Novi Pazar, Serbia
Dr. Marija Krivokapić, University of Montenegro
Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević, University of Montenegro
Dr. Armela Panajoti, University of Vlore, Albania
Dr. Petar Penda, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Timothy Petete, University of Central Oklahoma, USA
Dr. Sanja Runtić, University of Osijek, Croatia
Dr. Nina Sirković, University of Split, Croatia
Dr. Robert Sullivan, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Bavjola Shatro, Aleksander Moisiu University, Albania