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Wiadomości i ogłoszenia

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 ZeitgeistCzytaj 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

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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