CFP: Empirical, Historical, and Pedagogical Studies of Language, Literature, and Culture (2/1/06; ESSE, 4/20/06-4/21/06)

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Edmonton Symposium on Empirical Studies of Literature and Culture

The Canadian members of REDES are pleased to announce the first ESSE (Empirical
Studies Symposium in Edmonton) Symposium. REDES (Research Development of
Empirical Studies) is a multi-cultural enterprise instigated by researchers of
the Federal University of Rio (Brazil), University of Munich (Germany), and
University of Utrecht (Netherlands), which promotes empirical studies of
culture in international cooperation ( It is the
announced aim of REDES to disseminate empirical research methods, to train
students, and to involve them in independent research from an early stage in
their careers.

The theme of ESSE is “empirical, historical, and pedagogical studies of
language, literature, and culture: trends and possibilities”.

The symposium will take place at the University of Alberta, in the Senate
Chamber of the Old Arts Building, on Thursday April 20 and Friday 21, 2006. In
accordance with the aims of the REDES project, the Symposium is open to all
junior and senior researchers with interests in empirical, historical, and
pedagogical research in language, literature, and culture.

Proposals for papers are invited. They should not exceed 250 words, and should
include the name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation, mailing
address, and email address. A computer and projector for Power Point
presentations will be available. Should you require additional equipment,
please notify us. Papers will be scheduled for 20 minutes, with an additional
10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Keynote speakers will include: Melanie Green (University of North Carolina),
Gary Kelly (U of A), Don Kuiken (U of A), and David Miall (U of A).

Please submit your proposal for a paper to the following email address by
February 1, 2006:

A decision on acceptance will be provided by February 15, 2006. Registration
details will follow. Cost $20 CA and will provide participants with tea/coffee
during morning and afternoon breaks, a reception on Friday evening, and the
conference programme brochure. Payment is accepted by cash, cheque, or money
order (payable to ESSE). A registration form is available at:

Cathelein Aaftink, Olívia Fialho, Paul Sopcak (Organizing Committee)

ESSE CompLit Conference
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Arts
1-59 Humanities Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5

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