Author: Stankomir Nicieja

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CfP Anglosphere

Perspectives on Literature, Culture and History CALL FOR PAPERS 2018 Anglosphere: Perspectives on Literature, Culture and History is a new peer-reviewed, open-access electronic journal published by the Institute of Foreign Languages, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland. We would like to invite you to contribute articles to our first issue, to be published in December 2018. The mission of Anglosphere is to publish articles of all aspects of literature, culture and history of the Anglophone world. We welcome contributions from scholars at all career stages. Each issue of the journal will explore a broad theme, relevant for literature, culture and history. The theme of the first issue is “Past and Present”. We would like to invite you to submit articles that engage with the theme. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to the following: Tradition and innovation in literature and culture- Nostalgia, attitudesCzytaj dalej

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Common Room: On the Road

Płock, 19-20.10.2018 The name of the annual Common Room conferences organised by the State University of Applied Sciences in Płock, Poland refers to the literary salon held in London by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, an extraordinary couple of Polish-born artists and intellectuals, during the years 1957- 1959. It hosted numerous scientists, academics, artists and literary figures and was the site of unique lectures, presentations, artistic evenings, concerts and discussions. It is the intention of the organizer to recreate the truly interdisciplinary spirit of what the Themersons defined as a “friendly meeting place and a forum for the exchange of ideas.” This year’s sixth edition of the Common Room conference is devoted to being ON THE ROAD that can be perceived as a physical, spiritual or emotional experience. For some travelling may be an end in itself, a meaningful experience since the road secures them withCzytaj dalej

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Aftermath

Second Call for Papers ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 MAY 2018 incorporating the Seventeenth International Conference on the Literature of Region and Nation 25–27 October 2018 Jagiellonian University, Kraków     You emerge with your cohorts out of the jungle of middle life, each possessing your own private knowledge of courage or cowardice, and do a quick headcount, an inventory of missing limbs. Rachel Cusk, Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation What happens in the wake ofthe event– this surprising and unanticipated arrivant, as Jacques Derrida would call it; this “unexpected, unforeseeable arrival” of something or someone whose “visitation […] is such an irruption that [one] is not prepared to receive [it or them]” (Derrida, “A Certain Impossible Possibility of Saying the Event”). Is the event’s aftermathalways characterised by the experience of disorder, fragmentation and impermanence, by “the gears of life [going] into the reverse” (Cusk, Aftermath)?Czytaj dalej

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Mediaeval English Language and Literature – Call for Papers

Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature (SELIM) – 30th International Conference https://selim30oviedo.wordpress.com   The Spanish Society for Mediaeval English Language and Literature and the local organising committee invite members of the Society and all other scholars interested in the field to participate in the 30th International SELIM Conference (https://selim30oviedo.wordpress.com), which will be hosted by the Department of English, French and German of the University of Oviedo from September 27th to 29th 2018.   The organisers welcome papers dealing with any aspect of mediaeval English language and literature and particularly encourage the submission of papers that offer new readings or perspectives on mediaeval English texts, as well as new approaches and analytical techniques.   Scholars interested in offering 20-minute papers (followed by a 10-minute discussion) should submit their abstracts in electronic format via e-mail to congresoselim@uniovi.es by April 30th 2018. Abstracts should include name(s),Czytaj dalej

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EMOTIONS: THE ENGINES OF HISTORY

University of Silesia in Katowice                                              Faculty of Philology Institute of English Cultures and Literatures H/Story Research Circle  www.ikila.us.edu.pl     EMOTIONS: THE ENGINES OF HISTORY   https://enginesofhistory.wordpress.com   Sosnowiec, Poland, Nov. 23rd-24th 2018 CALL FOR PAPERS   The etymology of the word “emotion,” whose first use dates back to the sixteenth century, betrays the multiplicity of its meanings. Derived from the Middle French emouvoir (to stir up), it traces its origins back to the Latin emovēre (to remove or displace), which in turn comes from the Latin movēre (to move). The notion of movement, then, or a change of state, has always accompanied the way people conceptualise emotions. History is, similarly, a record of movement, fluidity, and volatility, and this approach is increasinglyCzytaj dalej

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Scotland in Europe

University of Warsaw Institute of English Studies Hoża 69 00-681 Warszawa   is pleased to announce   Scotland in Europe Conference IV   26th-28th September 2018     First Circular and Call for Papers   We would like to invite everybody interested and involved in Scotland, in the country’s culture, history and politics, and in how it has been perceived and represented in Europe, to participate in the fourth conference on this subject, which will be held on 26th-28th September 2018, continuing the meetings that took place in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, in 2012 and 2014, and in Warsaw in 2016. This year the conference will again be held in Warsaw, on the current premises of the Institute of English Studies.   We would like to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the topic and to facilitate cooperation and a discussion between different European academic centres inCzytaj dalej

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Frankenstein Revived – Call for Papers

Call for contributions   Frankenstein Revived: Essays on the International Reception, Translation and Recasting of Mary Shelley’s Novel   A collection edited by Jorge Bastos da Silva (University of Porto, Portugal) and Katarzyna Pisarska (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland)   Upon its publication in 1818, Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus was praised as showing “uncommon powers of poetic imagination” by no less a reviewer than Walter Scott. Five years later, R. B. Peake’s dramatization, Presumption!, was exposed in the press as embodying “the very horrid and unnatural details” of the novel. The rich history of the reception of Mary Shelley’s story over the following two centuries has swayed between the two extremes of fascination and revulsion. Frankenstein and his creature have become a pervasive myth of modernity as Shelley’s work has been translated into many languages and adapted into several media. As the work has beenCzytaj dalej

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Challenges in Language

Institute of Foreign Languages State University of Applied Sciences in Nowy Sącz is pleased to announce 2nd INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE on Challenges in Language: Language in Culture and Culture in Language Nowy Sącz, Poland 29-30 May, 2018     CONFERENCE THEME   Each person has an innate predisposition to acquire and speak languages. We use it every day – in casual acts of communication and in formal contexts. Languages accompany us and our cultures, they live with us, develop with us and change under our influence. The aim of the conference is to address new perspectives on language within culture and culture reflected in language, especially in the context of the ongoing process of globalization.   We welcome interdisciplinary contributions (both papers and poster presentations) from the fields of: –       linguistics, –       language teaching and learning, –       literature, –       philosophy, –       psychology and pedagogy,Czytaj dalej

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Warsaw Literary Meeting Rising Stars

Dear Friends and Colleagues,  We are thrilled to announce that The Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw is organising 1st Warsaw Literary Meeting Rising Stars, a one-day interdisciplinary conference for young ambitious scholars (MA and PhD students) which is held in Warsaw at 69 Hoża Street. The conference will have the form of a workshop, speakers are asked to prepare and send their papers beforehand to all participants. During the workshop each speaker briefly summarises the main points, after which all the participants are invited to take part in a discussion. All papers presented during the conference will be included in a volume of conference proceedings.  We cover accommodation costs for one-night stay at Hera, the University of Warsaw Hotel (including breakfast) and provide coffee, tea and buffet meals during breaks.  We cordially invite all the supervisors of the young scholars. If they wish to attend, we will cover theirCzytaj dalej