PASE 2019: Extended call for papers

28thPASE 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 too often been brushed aside in the ways people treat each other and nature. The world we are living in today displays a tendency to build walls against the Other, whoever or whatever that may be. But there is no just black or white: languages display a wonderful variety in which there is no hierarchy. Philologists are only too much aware of this. It is impossible to study one language and its cultural manifestations without the context of other languages. On a micro scale, English, being a most widespread language, also embraces, too, multiple dialects, literatures, cultures, which – significantly – talk to each other.

Issues to be addressed at the conference:

Linguistic, literary and cultural diversity

Interdisciplinary approaches to language, literature and culture

English language, literature and culture in non-English contexts

Adaptation and appropriation as ways of reviving and preserving languages, literatures and cultures

Hybridity and its manifestations in language, literature and culture

Politics of inclusive diversity in language, literature and culture

We would like to invite our colleagues, linguists, literature and culture scholars to propose papers in which their research can address the issues suggested in the title of the conference. We accept proposals ranging from literary studies, cultural studies, applied linguistics, formal linguistics, sociolinguistics, etc. as well as areas of research which include a varietyof approaches and are, indeed, interdisciplinary.

Plenary speakers:

Nicoleta Cinpoeş, University of Worcester

Christiane Dalton-Puffer, University of Vienna

Agnieszka Rzepa, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Gunter Senft, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

Magdalena Wrembel, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Important dates

Send (by email) abstracts and seminar proposals (200 words) together with title, name, email and affiliation. Please take notice of the following dates: 

Seminar paper abstracts (sent to seminar convenors) – 28 April 2019

General session paper abstracts sent to the conference organizers – 28 April 2019

Notifications of acceptance (after evaluation) – 15 May 2019

The proposals are to be sent to:

Please visit our conference website, where you more information will be successfully uploaded:


Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Collegium Novum, al. Niepodległości 4, 61-874 Poznań

Conference organizers

Chair: Jacek Fabiszak

Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk

Agnieszka Kiełkiewicz-Janowiak

Conference secretaries

Kornelia Boczkowska

Zuzanna Kruk-BuchowskaAnna Wołosz-Sosnowska