Author: Stankomir Nicieja

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Romantic Interactions

Kraków, 4 – 6 April 2019 Keynote speakers: Fred Burwick (UCLA), Mary Jacobus (University of Cambridge), and Juliette Wells  (Goucher College).  Organisers: Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków; Polish Society for the Study of European Romanticism.  Deadline for submissions extended to 20th January 2019 ‘Great spirits now on earth are sojourning’, wrote Keats in 1816. While his sonnet celebrates the originality of his contemporaries and the historical significance of his times, it also points to deep interest in ‘the hum of mighty works’ in all the fields of human activity – to which “the nations” ought to listen. In her book Romantic Interactions, Susan Wolfson defines ‘interaction’ as the way in which writers define themselves as ‘authors’ in relation to other authors. Although Romantic writers tend to assert their individuality, this assertion often takes the form of positioning themselves in connection to other authors andCzytaj dalej

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3rd CONFERENCE ON LITERATURES AND CULTURES: LITERATURE IN HISTORY- HISTORY IN LITERATURE

10-11 May, 2019 JAN KOCHANOWSKI UNIVERSITY IN KIELCE, POLAND K.N. Panikkar in his article Literature as History of Social Change made the following statement: Despite the distinction between literature and history, their relationship is characterised by a close interface between the two. History is invariably the subject matter of literature as its universe is humanity, and humanity has no existence without its history. In other words, history is the inspiration and source of literature. The commonly used term ‘historical literature’ is a misnomer, as there is no literature devoid of history. History intercedes in literature not only when history is invoked, as in the case of Walter Scott or Leo Tolstoy, or, closer home, Brindavan Lal Verma or C.V. Raman Pillai, but it is embedded in all social situations and hence reflected in literary representations.  It seems that the question of the relation between literature andCzytaj dalej

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Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

The IASEMS Graduate Conference at the British Institute of Florence Call for Papers “ENTER THE CROWD” MASS COMMUNICATION IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND Florence, 12 April 2019 Download CfP   The 2019 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute in Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary and bilingual English-Italian forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. This year’s conference will focus on the multifaceted connections between communication and the crowd in early modern English literature, language and culture. John Stow’s A Survey of London(1598) provides a narrative of a crowded city whose identity was being shaped by masses of people arriving from outside the city boundaries. In the early modern period, the crowd is associated with contradictory ideas of uniformity and disorder, coherence and monstrosity, and with potential sovereignty. It embodies a cultural space of variability andCzytaj dalej

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PASE Conference 2019 First Circular

PASE CONFERENCE  27-29 June 2019 FIRST CIRCULAR Download: Call for papers PASE Poznań  28th PASE Conference in 2019: Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Diversity is inclusive: Cultural, literary and linguistic mosaic Gerard Manley Hopkins in his famous poem “Pied Beauty” wrote that “All things counter, original, spare, strange; / Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) / With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim” are the essence of life. Whether or not he was (un)wittingly following Darwin’s discoveries which were a praise of diversity in nature, Hopkins’s argument is as irrefutable as Darwin’s. The two great minds of the Victorian times confirm, from two perspectives, that of science and religion, knowledge and faith, the necessity for difference, vital for the survival of life, be it humankind, fauna or flora. Commonplace and grandiose as it may seem today, this fundamental principle has tooCzytaj dalej

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Sex in the States: Manners, Morals, and Mores – CfP

An international conference organized by the Department of American Literature and Culture, University of Opole, Poland. April 8–9, 2019 In his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon distinguished several clear indicators that an imperial society is unravelling. Among such markers as economic inequality and conspicuous consumption, Gibbon designated obsession with sex as a warning sign revealed by history. Despite its past Puritan roots and repressed Victorian attitudes, America has, arguably, begun to indulge an obsession with sex on an unprecedented scale. It is estimated that 100 million Americans—one third of the population—watch pornography daily. 22% of viewers are under the age of eighteen. Courting this demographic, the website Pornhub has recently started offering college scholarships under its Pornhub Cares program. This development may prove a historical watershed, just as Fifty Shades of Grey and Kim Kardashian may capture the Zeitgeist of theCzytaj dalej

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From code switching to translanguaging – First Circular

31st International Conference on Foreign / Second Language Acquisition Szczyrk, Poland 16th –-18th May 2019   Dear Colleague,   The Institute of English at the University of Silesia is pleased to announce the 31st International Conference on Foreign and Second Language Acquisition(ICFSLA).Traditionally, this conference focuses on research in second language acquisition and foreign language learning, concentrating as it does each year on different aspects of the research in this field.     The leading theme and the programme   The main topic of the 2019 conference is: From code-switching to translanguaging. The term code-switching often used interchangeably with code-mixing and code alteration (though not exactly synonymously), has long been researched in SLA studies (for example Gumperz 1971, Myers-Scotton 1983,1987, Li 1988, Milroy & Muysken 1995, Muysken 2000). It caught the interest of both researchers in natural bilingualism and in classroom settings. The phenomenon has been discussedCzytaj dalej

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Shapes of Futures – Call for Papers

Third interdisciplinary conference organised by the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Bielsko-Biała 1st – 2nd March 2019 Bielsko-Biała     Shapes of Futures   What is realised in my history is not the past definite of what was, since it is no more, or even the present perfect of what has been in what I am, but the future anterior of what I shall have been for what I am in the process of becoming. Jacques Lacan The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities. Stephen Hawking Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. Bernard Beckett   Confirmed keynote speakers: Ziauddin Sardar and Rafał MatyjaCzytaj dalej

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Doctoral Symposium

Announcement of Doctoral Symposium The 2019 edition of the Doctoral Symposium, which continues an ESSE tradition dating from 2012 and is designed to provide a platform for young scholars to present and receive feedback on their work, will be organized at the Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław, Poland. The Symposium is open to PhD students who are writing their theses in English Studies and are at least in the second year of work on their doctorate at the time of the Symposium. To be eligible, either their supervisor or they themselves must be known to the Treasurer of ESSE as a member of an ESSE- affiliated Association (or, in relevant countries, of a Department that belongs to an ESSE-affiliated Association) at the moment of application. Participants will have an opportunity to make a brief presentation of their work in progress in one ofCzytaj dalej

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The Petition against the abolishment of Gender Studies in Hungary

August 29, 2018   Dr József Bódis State Secretary for Education, Ministry of Human Capacities Budapest     Dear Mr. State Secretary, On behalf of the Executive and the Board of the European Society for the Study of English, I am writing to you to express our grave concerns regarding the draft decree that proposes to ban MA programs in gender studies for future years in Hungary. We consider this proposal a serious governmental intervention in academic freedom and the autonomy of universities. Gender studies is an important, growing, legitimate, and fully accepted field of instruction and research in academia all over the world. Programs, workshops, conferences and scholarships are offered by hundreds of universities and research centres in the international academic community, and graduates of these programs are successful in their scientific career, and the job market. The proposed governmental action is not inCzytaj dalej

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Crisis in contemporary world: diagnoses, perspectives, dangers

conference hosted by Department of English at the Faculty of Education and Fine Arts in Kalisz, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań October 16, 2018 with a Keynote Speech by Prof. Christian Auer Professeur Émérite Université de Strasbourg, France titled “Brexit: the painful divorce between the UK and the European Union” and a Keynote Speech by Prof. Przemysław Grzybowski Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland Faculty of Education and Psychology titled “Laughter in times of crisis. War, ghetto, concentration camp”/„Śmiech w czasach kryzysu. Wojna, getto, obóz koncentracyjny”     The crisis of identity, whether in the realms of politics, culture, or society at large, is a fact which causes a great deal of confusion in members of increasingly globalized communities the world over. According to Marshall McLuhan (2017), it was the existence of electronic media that causes the implosion of human interactions to the scale ofCzytaj dalej