VTU Review’s second issue is to focus on
REPRESENTATIONS OF TRAVEL AND MOBILITY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT
While travel and mobility have long been perceived as quintessentially human activities and have been particularly associated with voluntary, literate travellers recording their own experiences, the terms can also be applied to animals and involuntary migrants. Irrespective of whether they are voluntary or involuntary, travel and mobility can be placed under different headings and linked to a variety of other concepts, such as displacement, migration, exile, border crossing, dispersal, cultural/economic transfer and communication. Moreover, they have different meanings and call up diverse associations in different historical and cultural contexts. Read more
The Second International Conference on “MOOCs, language learning and mobility” will take place on 13 – 14 October 2017 in Naples (Italy) in a central zone, near the Castel dell’Ovo and the sea.
The conference aims to bring together higher education professionals, linguists and language technologists from around the world to debate issues relating to three topical areas of research, such as MOOCs, language teaching/learning and student mobility, by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, research outcomes and technical achievements. Read more
Festschrift volume in honour of Associate Professor Christo Stamenov on the occasion of his 75th birthday next year
To honour Christo Stamenov’s academic achievements, we welcome contributions in the following research areas: General linguistics (in particular morpho-syntactic and phonological issues in English and Bulgarian, as well as word-formation and language contact), Contrastive Linguistics and Translation Studies. Read more
“SWIFT TODAY: HIS LEGACY FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO MODERN-DAY POLITICS”
Sofia University (“St. Kliment Ohridski”)
30th November to 1st December 2017
Prof. Marc Martinez (University of Rouen)
Dr James Ward (University of Ulster) Read more
Ownness and Foreignness, or Where the Mind Hovers: Dialogues in Literature, Language, and Culture
A Conference of the Department of English & American Studies at Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv
(As Part of the Annual Paisievi Dni at Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, Venue: Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, 9 – 10 November 2017) Read more
CALL FOR PAPERS
We would like to invite you to the international conference CONSTRUCTIONS OF IDENTITY: NEW WORLD – NEW IDEAS on October 27-28, 2017, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. This event is organized every two years by the English Department of Babes-Bolyai University. In its 20-year long history this conference has contributed significantly to research in literature and linguistics under its overarching main theme of how language, literature and philology research itself shape people’s perception of the world, of otherness, and ultimately, of themselves. This year we welcome contributions that are not shy of experimenting with new and fresh perspectives, as we hope that our sessions will prove successful in providing the opportunity for lively exchange of new ideas and building future research partnerships. A selection of peer-reviewed papers will be published in an ISSN Conference Proceedings volume (in pdf format) at Presa Universitara Clujeana publishing house which has national CNCSIS accreditation.
Deadline for proposals: 1 September 2017.
Deadline for registration: 1 October 2017.
For further details, please check the conference website: confid9.wordpress.com
Call for Papers PDF
This is the call for papers for the panel Gendered Identities in Anglophone Literatures within the conference Constructions of Identity: New world – New ideas, that will take place at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on 27-28 October 2017.
This workshop will focus on the intersection between gender and identity in a variety of contexts where English is the writers’ favourite linguistic medium.
The conference TURNS, TRENDS AND TURMOILS IN TRANSLATION STUDIES – NEW VISTAS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY will be held on 27-28 November 2017 in Rzeszow, Poland, at the Institute of English Studies, University of Rzeszow. Read more
ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries (http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/elope) is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research articles, studies and essays that address issues of English language, literature, teaching and translation. The editors, Smiljana Komar and Mojca Krevel, warmly invite contributors to submit original research related to these fields for the next issue of the journal (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2017). Read more
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania, Faculty of Letters, Department of English
Yuriy Fedkovici University of Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Faculty of Letters, Department of English
12-14 October 2017
Discourse on linguistic and cultural diversity is by no means new and the topic has been approached from the most diverse angles of investigation: from cultural studies, anthropology and linguistics to literature, translation studies and foreign language teaching – if we were to mention some of the disciplines that are closest to this area of research. Despite its recurrence, though, the subject is far from losing its high relevance at a time when cultural and linguistic identities are constantly challenged by the powerful – and inevitable – phenomenon of globalization. Moreover, the interdisciplinary potential of the topic makes it still attractive to further multifaceted research and thought-provoking inquiries. Read more