CFP: Boundaries, Boundary Crossing, Cross-boundary Transfer (Bulgaria) (7/30/07; 11/9/07-11/12/07)

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Dora Panayotova
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Boundaries, Boundary Crossing, Cross-boundary Transfer

(BSBS and BASA Annual Conference)

South-West University "Neofit Rilski", Blagoevgrad , Bulgaria - 9 – 12
November 2007

Deadline for proposals: 30 July 2007

This year's International Annual Conference of BSBS (Bulgarian Society
for British Studies) and BASA (Bulgarian American Studies Association)
will be organized and held at the South-West University "Neofit
Rilski" in Blagoevgrad.

Boundaries and boundary crossing have featured widely in the
humanities in the twentieth century and they have continued to do so
in the first decade of the twenty first century as well. Traversal of
boundaries has been adopted as a foundational procedure in
interdisciplinarity – a phenomenon that has helped invigorate the core
disciplines in the humanities. Boundaries have been crossed to borrow
cognitive models and procedures of research. Notable examples include
the adoption of the structuralist model of linguistics in literary
studies, anthropology, etc; the employing of psychoanalytic methods of
analysis in literature; the recourse in literary studies to history,
which has shaped the field of New Historicism; psycholinguistics and
sociolinguistics, and in more recent decades, cognitive linguistics.
All these and many others have testified to the productivity of this
strategy that has allowed the branching out of knowledge to previously
unmapped territories.

Another way in which boundaries and boundary crossing have become
prominent is as objects of critical attention yielding significant
insights themselves. Travel writing, the literature of multicultural
societies, postcolonial and feminist discourses and cultural studies
in general are areas in which boundaries have been probed into,
questioned, redrawn, dissolved etc.

The boundary crossing entailed in the ever increasing cultural
transfer in a globalising world has been of central concern in the
fields of translation and EFL too.

The annual conference of the Bulgarian Society for British Studies
invites 30 minutes presentations that engage with the issues of
boundaries, boundary crossing, cross-boundary transfer from a
diversity of viewpoints.

The completed proposal form should be sent by 31 July 2007 to one of
the following: Vladimir Trendafilov at (, Elena
Andonova - Kalapsazova at (

Further updates on the conference will be posted on this site.


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ABSTRACT for the programme (between 250 - 300 words)

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Vladimir Trendafilov at or Elena Andonova –
Kalapsazova at

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