Deadline Update! Intersections: linguistic, literary and cultural encounters in English studies, 29th annual conference of The Polish Association for the Study of English

deadline for submissions: 
February 29, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, The Polish Association for the Study of English
contact email: 

The Institute of Literary Studies and Institute of Linguistics at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and the Polish Association for the Study of English have the honour to invite all scholars working within the area of English studies to the 29th annual conference of The Polish Association for the Study of English, which will take place in Lublin on 25-27 June 2020.
    In keeping with the growing tendency towards multidimensional approaches to social and cultural phenomena – and against the current institutional policy to ‘disciplinise’ studies and research – we propose the theme of intersections and encounters as a vantage point of reflection on various aspects of English studies. Intersections connote fruitful interactions and meetings between diverse cultural phenomena, trends, theories, methodologies or disciplines of study. But they also open the perspectives on conflicts, discord and difference, equally important in understanding the social and cultural world. Faced with the growing globalisation and mobility, cultures, theories and studies are also bound to intersect – and their intersections merit serious reflection.
    
Accordingly, we invite paper proposals addressing – but not limited to – some of the following topics:
-intersections between linguistics, literature and culture;
-interdisciplinary approaches to cultural/social phenomena;
-mixed methodologies, eclectic theories;
-hybridisation and hybridity in linguistic, literary and cultural studies;
-conflict, clash and struggle;
-fruitful and painful encounters;
-modularity in language and intersections/overlaps within this modularity;
-text as the meeting ground for linguistic, literary and cultural studies;
-the language speaker at the intersection of the language system (langue) and performance (parole);
-crossover phenomena in English studies;
-intersections of various media; intersections of words and images;
-encounters of texts and authors.

Apart from these suggestions, we will also be happy to consider proposals on other current issues in English studies.

We welcome individual papers from all major areas of English studies, ranging from formal and applied linguistics, through translation studies to cultural and literary studies. Following the format of the 2019 PASE conference in Poznań, we also encourage scholars from different academic centres and disciplines (in Poland and abroad) to put in practice the concept of intersection by getting together and proposing panels which will consist of at least three papers.
    Individual paper proposals should not exceed 200 words and should be accompanied by the name, title and institutional affiliation.
Panel proposals should include a short description (200 words) of the topic of the panel, the title of the panel and the titles of the individual papers; and for each participant the name, title, institutional affiliation and email address.

Conference website: www.kul.pl/pase2020