3rd International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies, University of Oviedo, Spain, 5-7 June 2013
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?"
Possible topics might include (but are not limited to):
• Arts and Media
• Cyborgs, Cybercultures and the Posthuman
• Gender Studies
• Identity Politics
• Queer Studies
• Spatial Studies
• Applied Linguistics
• Cognitive Linguistics
• Contrastive and Corpus Linguistics
• Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics
• EFL, ESL, Language Acquisition
• Language Change and Historical Linguistics
• Lexicology and Semantics
• Phonetics and Phonology
• Syntax and Morphology
• Comparative Literature
• Critical Theory
• Modern and Contemporary Literature
• New Literatures
• Non-fiction Studies
• Old English and Medieval Studies
• Postcolonial Studies
• Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
• Audiovisual Translation
• Genre Translation
• Translation and Technology
• Translation Didactics and Training
• Translation History
• Translation Theory
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
Acceptance of proposals will be confirmed by 15th December 2012
Proposals will be peer-reviewed and a selection of papers will be published.