1st International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with De Montfort University (UK)
CELLS - CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERARY STUDIES
GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN
Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture
Banja Luka, 6 – 8 June 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Department of English, at the Faculty of Philology, University of Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the Department of English and Creative Writing, Faculty of Design, Arts and Humanities, De Montfort University (United Kingdom) are pleased to announce their first conference on English language and literary studies CELLS: Going against the Grain – Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture.
The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences across the fields of English language and literary studies, with particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary issues raised in the fields of literature, culture, linguistics, translation studies and applied linguistics. Topics might include (but are not limited to):
- contemporary approaches to the study of language, literature and culture;
- traditional vs. new approaches to the study of language, literature and culture;
- the migration of meaning across different languages;
- human universals and cultural/linguistic difference;
- the relationship between meaning, multiplicity of meaning and meaninglessness;
- integration of languacultural and intercultural studies into existing FLT curricula.
The official language of the conference is English.
- Terry Eagleton (Distinguished Professor of English Literature, Lancaster University, UK)
- Geoffrey K. Pullum (Professor of General Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, UK)
- Andy Mousley (Reader in Critical Theory and Renaissance Literature, De Montfort University, UK)
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Please send an abstract of up to 300 words (MS Word 2003-2007) to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts should be anonymous containing only the name of the paper, the body of the abstract and references.
Please send the following information in the body of the e-mail:
(1) Title of the paper
(2) Name of the author(s)
(3) Affiliation of the author (s)
(4) Key words
(5) E-mail address
(6) Bio note (no more than 100 words)
20 December Deadline for Submission of Abstracts
15th January, 2013 Notification of Acceptance
15th February, 2013 Registration
The conference fee is 80 Euros. The fee includes:
- conference pack
- conference break refreshments
- wine reception.
For the participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the conference fee is 50 Euros.
Accommodation can be arranged by the organizers upon request.
All the details and important information can be found at the conference website.
www.cellsbl.com (active from September 15th, 2012)
A selection of papers will be published after the conference.
We look forward to your proposals.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Dr Petar Penda,
Vice-Dean for Publishing and Science
Faculty of Philology
University of Banja Luka
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