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3rd International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies, University of Oviedo, Spain, 5-7 June 2013
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ASYRAS (Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies), University of Oviedo, Spain
3rd International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies
“The Significance of the Insignificant in Anglophone Studies”
Department of English Philology - University of Oviedo, Spain, 5 - 7 June 2013
ASYRAS (Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies), together with the Department of English Philology of the University of Oviedo, is pleased to announce the 3rd International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies that will be held in Gijón, 5-7 June 2013. This follows on from the two successful ASYRAS conferences which were organised at the University of Salamanca in 2009 and 2011. Again, it is our aim to promote, disseminate and favour the exchange of research done by young scholars on the different fields of Anglophone Studies (Culture, Linguistics, Literature and Translation Studies).
The conference will welcome contributions (papers, posters and round tables) on any field related to Anglophone Studies. The theme of the conference will be “The Significance of the Insignificant in Anglophone Studies”. Roland Barthes questions in The Rustle of Language(1986: 143) if everything in narrative is significant and, if not, “what is ultimately, so to speak, the significance of this insignificance?”
Participants, who should be postgraduate students or in the initial stages of their research career, are invited to submit their proposals in the submission form to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Oral presentations will be 20 min. long followed by 10 min. discussion. Oral presentation abstracts should not exceed 250 words.
• Round tables should include three or four brief presentations (approx. 10 min. each)followed by an open discussion (approx. 20-30 min.). A round table should not consist of a succession of papers; participants are expected to engage in lively discussions. Round table abstracts should not exceed 500 words.
• Posters should be A1. Posters will be displayed for informal browsing with scheduled sessions for individual discussion with authors. Poster abstracts should not exceed 250 words.
Deadline for submission of proposals: 1st November 2012