Polish Association for the Study of English is an association of Polish scholars whose research and academic activities concern the study of English in all its aspects.

Calls for Papers

Call for Papers: Crisis of Representation:

Crisis of Representation: new solutions and critical voices in contemporary literature and language


The proposed publication (to be published by a major academic publisher upon
approval of book proposal) invites contributions that focus on differing forms of
symbolic representation within language studies and narrative fiction. Such forms in
narrative fiction include the function of allegory, character and archetype within
contemporary narratives, representations of history and the past, culture, race and
religion, representation of war in adult and/or children’s fiction, alternate realities
(including world building in fantasy literature), representations of the multiverse,
technology and scientific theory (either in concert with, a replacement of, or in
opposition to religion, magic and myth), mythic consciousness, the adult world in
children’s literature, child consciousness and perception (relating to specific age
groups and literary genres), representation of children, adults and/or animals in
literature (including representations of the posthuman (and possible posthuman
future realities).

Research results within language studies should draw on discourse-functional
aspects of linguistic knowledge representation. In particular, the issues pertaining
to various forms of symbolic representation (symbols, symbolism, representations
of an utterance), the representation of semantic and cultural knowledge in the
mind/brain, formal and cognitive models of grammar and grammatical knowledge,
meaning construction in discourse, pragmatic and discourse functional aspects of
symbolic representation, mental representations (semantic frames, domains, and
idealized cognitive models), the relationships between language, culture and the
mind, different forms of representation of utterances in translation, and
representation of grammatical and semantic knowledge in dictionaries and other
reference works.

The submission (including notes and references) should not exceed 30 000 signs
(spaces included). The article should contain an abstract (app. 150 words) and six to
eight keywords.

Deadline: 29/02/2024

Chapter proposals should be sent to Katarzyna Kozak: